A Brief Whig History1 of Proof in Mathematics
(rough lecture notes)
Question: how has the concept and position of proof in mathematics evolved?
Part I (Mondays lecture): how proof has been used in maths.
Mathematics, in oldest records, emerges just as a s
Math-1002 Maths for Liberal Arts
Lecturer: Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine
Dalhousie University
Notes on Binets formula
Sat 12 Feb 2011
Binets mysterious formula
The connections between the Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio are
sharply focused in Binets Formu
Math-1002 Maths for Liberal Arts
Lecturer: Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine
Dalhousie University
Practice problems
Fibonacci patterns
1. Investigate at the numbers (Fn )2 Fn1 Fn+1 . Can you nd a general pattern for
these numbers?
2. An 8 8 square can be cut up into
Math-1002 Maths for Liberal Arts
Lecturer: Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine
Dalhousie University
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Midterm exam
Wed 16.ii.2011
10:3511:25am
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