Grimaldi, Ralph
Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers: An Introduction
With clear explanations and easytofollow examples, Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers: An Introduction offers a fascinating overview of these topics that is accessible to a broad range of readers.
Beginning with a historical development of each topic, the book guides readers through the essential properties of the Fibonacci numbers, offering many introductorylevel examples. The author explains the relationship of the Fibonacci numbers to compositions and palindromes, tilings, graph theory, and the Lucas numbers.
The book proceeds to explore the Catalan numbers, with the author drawing from their history to provide a solid foundation of the underlying properties. The relationship of the Catalan numbers to various concepts is then presented in examples dealing with partial orders, total orders, topological sorting, graph theory, rootedordered binary trees, pattern avoidance, and the Narayana numbers.
The book features various aids and insights that allow readers to develop a complete understanding of the presented topics, including:

Realworld examples that demonstrate the application of the Fibonacci and the Catalan numbers to such fields as sports, botany, chemistry, physics, and computer science

More than 300 exercises that enable readers to explore many of the presented examples in greater depth

Illustrations that clarify and simplify the concepts
Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers is an excellent book for courses on discrete mathematics, combinatorics, and number theory, especially at the undergraduate level. Undergraduates will find the book to be an excellent source for independent study, as well as a source of topics for research. Further, a great deal of the material can also be used for enrichment in high school courses.
Keywords: Fibonacci Numbers, Catalan Numbers, Fibonacci Numbers guide, Catalan Numbers guide, Fibonacci Numbers textbook, Catalan Numbers textbook, Fibonacci Numbers coursebook, Catalan Numbers coursebook, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory
 Author(s)
 Grimaldi, Ralph
 Publisher
 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
 Publication year
 2012
 Language
 en
 Edition
 1
 Page amount
 380 pages
 Category
 Natural Sciences
 Format
 Ebook
 eISBN (ePUB)
 9781118159767
 Printed ISBN
 9780470631577