As of May 4 2007 the scripts will autodetect your timezone settings. Nothing here has to be changed, but there are a few things

Please follow this blog

Search this blog

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Analytical function representing the Fibonacci series

The MST209 exam has a different format than MS221 and M208 have. In 2006, for example, the format was as follows:
Part A. 15 multiple-choice questions, 2 marks each = 30 points. ( 1 hour )
Part B. 8 questions, 5 marks each = 40 points. ( 1 hour 15 min )
Part C. 3 out of 7, 15 marks each = 45 points. ( 45 min )
Yes. Maximum score is 115. Scores above 100 are set to 100.
The exam looks doable. And again questions on eigenvalues and eigenvectors. That would be three in a row: MS221, M208 and MST209. Considering the fact that one can prove Binet's formula for the Fibonacci numbers with them it's worthwhile having it firm under your math-belt.

There is also an analytical function for the Fibonacci numbers which rounded, gives an exact Fibonacci number if the input variable is an integer. Here is the related math.

Let $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}, F_0=0, F_1=1$, show that $Fa_n=\frac{1}{\sqrt{5}}e^{n \cdot \log{\phi}}$, where $\phi$ is the Golden Ratio or $\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$. ( Round $Fa_n$ to get $F_n$. )

If we define the elements $F_{n}$ and $F_{n+1}$ as the vector $s_n= \left(
then $F_n$ simply becomes
$F_n= \left(
1 & 1\\
1 & 0
\cdot s_{0}$.

We can calculate the power of a matrix by diagonalizing the matrix. And this is where eigenvalues and vectors come in. If $\lambda_1, \lambda_2$ are eigenvectors with respective eigenvectors $E= \left( e_1, e_2 \right)$ we get $F_n= E^{-1}
\lambda_1^n & 0\\
0 & \lambda_2^n
\cdot s_{0}$

The eigenvectors are the roots of the characteristic equation $\left|
1-\lambda & 1\\
1 & -\lambda
\end{array} \right| = 0$ and are thus $\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$ and $\frac{1}{2} - \frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Welcome to The Bridge

Mathematics: is it the fabric of MEST?
This is my voyage
My continuous mission
To uncover hidden structures
To create new theorems and proofs
To boldly go where no man has gone before

(Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion, colloquially aka Raumpatrouille Orion was the first German science fiction television series. Its seven episodes were broadcast by ARD beginning September 17, 1966. The series has since acquired cult status in Germany. Broadcast six years before Star Trek first aired in West Germany (in 1972), it became a huge success.)