Sums of powers of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers: A new bottom-up approach

Robert Frontczak
Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics
Print ISSN 1310–5132, Online ISSN 2367–8275
Volume 24, 2018, Number 2, Pages 94—103
DOI: 10.7546/nntdm.2018.24.2.94-103
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Robert Frontczak
Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg
Am Hauptbahnhof 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract

We derive expressions for sums of first, second, third and fourth powers of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers and their alternating versions. On our way of exploration we rediscover some known results and present new. Focusing on third and fourth order power sums, our findings complete those of Clary and Hemenway, Melham and Adegoke.

Keywords

  • Fibonacci number
  • Lucas number
  • Sums of powers

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 11B37
  • 11B39

References

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Frontczak, R. (2018). Sums of powers of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers: A new bottom-up approach. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 24(2), 94-103, doi: 10.7546/nntdm.2018.24.2.94-103.

Chicago

Frontczak, Robert. “Sums of Powers of Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers: A New Bottom-up Approach.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 24, no. 2 (2018): 94-103, doi: 10.7546/nntdm.2018.24.2.94-103.

MLA

Frontczak, Robert. “Sums of Powers of Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers: A New Bottom-up Approach.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 24.2 (2018): 94-103. Print, doi: 10.7546/nntdm.2018.24.2.94-103.

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