The Seventh International Fibonacci Conference
During the 20th century, interest in Fibonacci numbers and their applications rose rapidly. In 1961 the Russian mathematician Vorobyov published the brochure "Fibonacci numbers", and Verner E. Hoggat, Jr. followed in 1969 with his "Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers". Meanwhile, in 1963, Hoggatt and his associates founded the Fibonacci Association and began publishing "The Fibonacci Quarterly". They also organized the Fibonacci Conference in California, U.S.A., each year for almost sixteen years until 1979. In 1984, the First International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications was held in Patras, Greece, and processing from this conference have been published. It was anticipated at that time that this conference would set the beginning of international conferences on the subject to be held every two or three years in different countries. With this intention as a motivating force, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications were respectively held in alternate years at San Jose, California, Pisa, Italy, Winston Salem, North Carolina, St. Andrews, Scotland, and Pullman, Washington. The proceeding from these six conferences have also been published. The Seventh International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications was held at Graz, Austria July 15-19, 1996 and the Proceedings from the Seventh Fibonacci Conference have been published.
The famous Fibonacci mathematician Herta T. Freitag in his "Report on the Seventh International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications" wrote:
"We did work hard. The sessions started at 9:00 A.M. and extended to the early evening, followed by enjoyable social events, planned by the Local Committee. Even just listening to the titles of the presentations, no one doubt that there is more imagination in the mind of a mathematician than, possibly, in that of a poet".
A record number of 95 papers was presented: the U.S.A. provided 27 of them; Austria 11; Italy and Japan tied with 9 each; France and Germany with 8. 3 speakers came from Canada. However, first 3 papers were presented from Ukraine and Libya. Prof. Stakhov (Ukraine) and his co-authors Dr. Mohamed Samir Elbuni (Libya) and Anna Sluchenkova (Ukraine) presented the following papers:
Exactly the first of them arouse the greatest interest and was published in "Applications of Fibonacci Numbers", Volume 7.
The expanded variant of the paper was published by Prof. Stakhov in the International Journal "The Golden Section: Theory and Applications" (Maputo, Eduardo Mondlane University, 1999).
Abstract of the "The Golden Section and Modern Harmony Mathematics":
"An attempt has been made to create the foundations of a new Elementary Mathematics called "Harmony Mathematics". This is based on the "golden section" and adapts very well to the needs of modern information technology. The three mathematical concepts, the algorithmic measurement theory generalizing Fibonacci's "weighing problem", new geometric number definition based on the generalized "golden" sections, and the hyperbolic Fibonacci and Lucas functions being the generalization of Binet's formulas for continues domain, underlay the Harmony Mathematics foundations".
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