Definition

Leonardo Fibonacci (Pisano)

Part of the Mathematics glossary:

Leonardo Pisano, also known as Fibonacci ( for filius Bonacci , meaning son of Bonacci ), was an Italian mathematician who lived from 1170 - 1250. Fibonacci is sometimes called the greatest European mathematician of the middle ages.

As a boy, Fibonacci traveled, with his father, to North Africa, where he learned the Arabic numeral system. Subsequently, Fibonacci studied under leading Arabic mathematicians. Fibonacci is best known for introducing mathematical concepts he learned in the Middle East to the Western world, including the decimal system and the Fibonacci sequence , a series of numbers beginning with zero or one and proceeding in such a manner that each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • normal distribution

    - A normal distribution is an arrangement of a data set in which most values cluster in the middle of the range and the rest taper off symmetrically toward either end.  A graphical representation of ... (WhatIs.com)

  • zettaflops

    - Zettaflop or (ZFlop) is a processing power of one septillion floating point operations per second (FLOPS). The zetta in zettaflop represents 10 to the 21st power -- 10 multiplied by itself 21 times... (WhatIs.com)

  • mathematical induction

    - Mathematical induction is a a specialized form of deductive reasoning used to prove a fact about all the elements in an infinite set by performing a finite number of steps.  (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Mathematics

    - Terms related to mathematics, including definitions about logic, algorithms and computations and mathematical terms used in computer science and business.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About Leonardo Fibonacci (Pisano)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.