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Unformatted text preview: HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS – LECTURE 9 – MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER Fibonacci While some would contend that the greatest achievement of Leonardo of Pisa, who we know today as Fibonacci (c. 1170‐1250), was to bring the work of others to the attention of those in Europe, there seems little doubt that Fibonacci himself possessed great talent, and was the leading European mathematician during the Middle Ages. Although born in Pisa, Fibonacci was raised by his father in North Africa, and became aware of the wo...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course MAC 2311 taught by Professor Evinson during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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