A Fibonacci integral lattice approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem

Anthony G. Shannon and John N. Crothers
Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics
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Volume 23, 2017, Number 1, Pages 88—90
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Anthony G. Shannon
Warrane College, The University of New South Wales
Kensington, 2033, Australia

John N. Crothers
Warrane College, The University of New South Wales
Kensington, 2033, Australia

Abstract

Square integral lattices with basis vector pairs {(a, b), (–b, a)}, where a and b are successive Fibonacci numbers, are employed to develop intermediate convergence forms of Pythagoras’ Theorem for triangles with integral sides.

Keywords

  • Integral lattices
  • Basis vectors
  • Fibonacci numbers
  • Pythagorean triples

AMS Classification

  • 11B39
  • 11D09
  • 11H06

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Shannon, A. G., & Crothers, J. N. (2017). A Fibonacci integral lattice approach
to Pythagoras’ Theorem. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 23(1), 88-90.

Chicago

Shannon, Anthony G. and John N. Crothers. “A Fibonacci Integral Lattice Approach
to Pythagoras’ Theorem.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 23, no. 1 (2017): 88-90.

MLA

Shannon, Anthony G. and John N. Crothers. “A Fibonacci Integral Lattice Approach
to Pythagoras’ Theorem.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 23.1 (2017): 88-90. Print.

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