Fibonacci was created to bring a range of innovative add-on technologies to the business applications world. By blending existing and new technologies together we create a range of ways in which customers can drive business improvements through focussed software deployments.
Just as important is our approach to customer service. It means a lot to us for our customers to get as much as they can out of fSeries and at the same time listen to what they tell us to get it better and better all the time.
Fibonacci is proud to be located at the state-of-the-art £4.2m Silverstone Innovation Centre opened in 2005 and based at the Silverstone racing circuit. The centre houses up to 40 high performance engineering and growing companies, and is a hub of entrepreneurial activity in the area.
Fibonacci is an independent company, registered in England under number 03609587; VAT registration number GB722599514.
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Who was “Fibonacci”?
The “greatest European mathematician of the middle ages”, his full name was Leonardo of Pisa. His name was given to a series of numbers, the Fibonacci Sequence. Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers, starting with 0 and 1.
This sequence begins 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610.
On many plants, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number: buttercups have 5 petals; lilies and iris have 3 petals; some delphiniums have 8; corn marigolds have 13 petals. Also the Fibonacci Sequence was found to be relevant shapes in nature, in particular, spirals which are seen in the shape of shells of snails, sea shells and in the arrangement of seeds on flowering plants.
Take the ratio of two successive numbers in Fibonacci’s series, (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ..) and divide each by the number before it, you will find the ratio settles down to a particular value, which is called the golden ratio or the golden number. It has a value of approximately 1.618034. This special ratio that can be used to describe the proportions of everything from nature’s smallest building blocks, such as atoms, to the most advanced patterns in the universe. Nature relies on this innate proportion to maintain balance. Take honeybees, for example. If you divide the female bees by the male bees in any given hive, you will get 1.618. Sunflowers, which have opposing spirals of seeds, have a 1.618 ratio between the diameters of each rotation. This same ratio can be seen in relationships between different components throughout nature.