Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci

Leonardo Fibonacci

In the realm of mathematics, there are certain names that stand out above the rest: Euclid, Pythagoras, and, of course, Fibonacci. The Italian mathematician’s Liber Abaci was a game changer, introducing Arabic numerals and mathematical methods to the European continent. Published in 1202, this book was groundbreaking in its scope and influence. For the first time, Fibonacci’s methods were available to anyone with an interest in mathematics, not just the privileged few who could afford the best tutors. Today, historians and mathematicians alike can appreciate the significance of this work, and the impact it still has on math education centuries later.