maths in nature

The binary tree picture is just a forwarded joke referring to computer science terminology… but here’s something more basic…

Start with the number 0, 1… add + 1 = 2.

1 + 2 = 3

2 + 3 = 5

Keep adding the previous number and the sum… 3 + 5 = 8, …

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377
Here are the first 15 Fibonacci numbers, it goes on…

We can actually see this Fibonacci series in plenty of places in nature! Pine cones, flower petals, and a lot of places…

There are many more examples given in this page Fibonacci in Nature. There are some fun activities with downloadable PDFs in this page.

There is a lot more Math in Nature: 5 Stunning Ways We See Math in the World!

In all kinds of artifacts… maybe many we’re yet to discover yet!

In computer science, we have a soft corner for trees…

Especially useful in the AI age, in terms of trees in data structures. A binary tree is a tree where each branch has at most two branches. A balanced binary tree in simple words is a binary tree that isn’t tilted either way.

Some engineers may not be able to relate these trees with the trees in nature… but its just a matter of perspective 🙃

Definitely maths may not be easily identifiable in every tree…. 😉

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