quarta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2010

História Ilustrada de Fibonacci

Para quem gosta de história e matemática, aqui vai um belo presente feito por Keith Devlin (autor de diversos livros de dilvulgação de matemática):


Nas palavras de Devlin:

With summer coming to an end, many people share their summer snapshots with their family and friends. In that spirit, in this month's column I'd like to share some of my summer photographs. Actually, photographs taken over several summers as I traveled to Italy to research a book about Fibonacci. That book will appear some time next year. Meanwhile, if you are interested in vicariously treading in the footsteps of the man who brought modern arithmetic to the West, now is your chance. Along the way, you will likely discover that many of the things you believed about Fibonacci are actually false. (Especially if you learned about them on the Internet. And yes, I am aware of the irony of my making this statement in an online column!)

Aliás, para quem ainda não sabe, Keith Devlin tem uma coluna no site da MAA. Vale a pena.

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