Famous Families of Numbers

  • John H. Conway
  • Richard K. Guy


Many families of numbers arise again and again in many different mathematical problems: Often they have been named after the mathematicians who investigated them. In this chapter we’ll meet Bell and Stirling, Ramanujan, Catalan, Bernoulli and Euler, Fibonacci and Lucas.


Binary Tree Bernoulli Number Fibonacci Number Catalan Number Partition Number 
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