Fibonacci Numbers In Popular Culture

Fibonacci numbers in popular culture

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The Fibonacci numbers form a sequence of integers, mathematically defined by

F(0)=0; F(1)=1; F(n) = F(n - 1) + F(n - 2) for n > 1.

This results in the following sequence of numbers:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, ...

so that each new number is the sum of the previous two, after seeding the sequence with the starting pair 0, 1.

Dividing the larger number by its smaller neighbor yields a number that approaches the golden ratio.

The Fibonacci numbers, and in conjunction the golden ratio, are a popular theme in culture. They have been mentioned in novels, films, television shows, and songs. The numbers have also been used in the creation of music, visual art, and architecture.

Cinema

• In the Tamil Science fiction film Enthiran when Chitty The Robot was asked whether 24,157,817 is a Fibonacci Number, Chitty replies in affirmative and says its the 22nd Fibonacci Number. But actually it's the 37th Fibonacci Number. 22nd Fibonacci Number is 17,711
• In the film Dopo Mezzanotte (After Midnight), the sequence appears as neon numbers on the dome of the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, Italy, and is also used to select numbers in a lottery, ultimately winning it.
• Along with the golden rectangle and golden spiral, the Fibonacci sequence is......
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