Leonardo of Pisa


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Leonardo of Pisa

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(Biography) See Fibonacci
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In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book 'Liber abbaci' has quite literally affected the lives of everyone alive today.
Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, increased the productivity of medieval and subsequent commerce by introducing European merchants to the use of Arabic rather than Roman numerals.
Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, is best remembered today for introducing a sequence of numbers: 0,1, 1, 2, 3, 5 and so on, each number after 0 and 1 equaling the sum of the two before it.
The question and its solution found its way into the book Liber abaci by Leonardo of Pisa (known as Fibonacci), completed in 1202.
Zaid [p.81] also tries to support the idea of Islamic influence by suggesting that Ball [1960, p.209] saw Pacioli's Summa as based on the work of Leonardo of Pisa who had translated Arabic writings, and that Chatfield [1968, p.45] saw Pacioli as "a translator of what existed in other cultures".