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An Introduction To Enumeration Using Generating Functions

Posted by Yehonatan on 2/28/18 6:03 PM

In the year 1202, Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci published Liber Abaci (Book of Calculations). Though its most significant contribution was to bring to Europe the Hindu-Arabic number system that we all use today, it also contained a curious thought experiment about the reproductive patterns of rabbits, which gave rise to one of the most famous sequences in math that would entertain and tantalize generations of mathematicians to come.

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