This week our speaker is Nathan Harman, a graduating senior! His talk “Fibonacci Numbers and Linear Algebra,” will be accompanied by pizza and soda. Come enjoy the last Math Club meeting of the semester Wednesday at 5:30 in LGRT 1634.

Abstract:

The Fibonacci numbers are a sequence defined recursively by F_0=0 F_1=1 and F_n=F_(n-1)+F_(n-2) (i.e. each term is the sum of the two previous terms). The sequence starts 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13… and has a number of interesting identities relating the terms to one another. Linear algebra is the study of vector spaces and linear maps between them. Just how are these things related to one another? Come to math club and find out! Hated linear algebra when you took the course? Come to math club and find out why you are WRONG. Don’t know any linear algebra? Don’t worry about it, I will go over all the relevant terms.