**This is an old revision of the document!**

# Fibonacci

The Fibonacci number or sequence is:

$0,\;1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\; \ldots\;$

Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. In mathematical terms:

$F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$

where

$F_1 = 1,\; F_2 = 1$

## Recursive

The recursive algorithm to calculate a fibonacci number is very simple and is a direct translation from the mathematical definition. Unfortunately it is very slow. It uses $O(\phi^n)$ time, where $\phi=\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$ (the golden ratio).

WARNING: Javascript math uses floating point for integers. After fib(78) the Javascript implementation of these algorithms is not exact.

λ fibonacci-recursive

## Dynamic programming

Dynamic programming is the other obvious solution. The algorithm calculates each fibonacci number in sequence. This algorithm uses $O(n)$ time.

λ fibonacci-dynamic

## Fast doubling

\[
\begin{aligned}
F_{2n} & = F_{n}(2*F_{n+1}-F_{n}) \\
F_{2n+1} & = F_{n+1}^2+F{n}^2
\end{aligned}
\]

λ fibonacci-doubling