BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 92–96 | Cite as

Efficiency of the Fibonacci search method

  • K. J. Overholt


The Fibonacci search method is shown to have a mean search length only some 4% greater than the ordinary binary search, but a much greater maximum search length and standard deviation.


Standard Deviation Computational Mathematic Search Method Binary Search Great Maximum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Overholt
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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