Title

Famous Sequences of Numbers: The Untold Story of Difference Equations

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

10-4-2010

Conference Name

University of South Alabama Math Circle

Conference Location

Mobile, AL, USA

Abstract

Have you ever wondered about patterns in number sequences? Did you know that the counter clockwise and clockwise spirals in a sunflower head are consecutive numbers in a famous sequence (count them out!)? So is the number of branches in a tree. And what about the mortgage payment on the house your parents make every month? Do you want to teach them how this is calculated? Well, this is your night! Come and join the party where we will learn how to find formulas for various number sequences using the powerful mathematical tool of difference equations.

Disciplines

Mathematics

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