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Coin Flipping, Dynamical Systems, and the Fibonacci Numbers
by Stephen F. Kennedy (Saint Olaf College) and Matthew W. Stafford (University of Texas)This article originally appeared in:
Subject classification(s): Dynamical Systems | Differential and Difference Equations
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability | 4.3 Number Theory
This article links two seemingly unrelated problems, one in probability and the other in dynamical systems, and shows they are actually one involving Fibonacci numbers.
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Capsule Course Topic(s): Number Theory | Number Sequences | Probability | Randomizing gadgets
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