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Coin Flipping, Dynamical Systems, and the Fibonacci Numbers

by Stephen F. Kennedy (Saint Olaf College) and Matthew W. Stafford (University of Texas)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 1994

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations | Dynamical Systems
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory | 7.2 Probability

This article links two seemingly unrelated problems, one in probability and the other in dynamical systems, and shows they are actually one involving Fibonacci numbers.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Number Sequences
Probability | Randomizing Gadgets
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