Definition:Lucas Number/Mistake

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Source Work

1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein: Dictionary of Mathematics:

Lucas numbers


the sequence of integers
$2, 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, \dotsc$
derived from the same difference equation as the fibonacci numbers, but using different initial values. (Named after the English mathematician Henry Lucas (died 1663).)


They were in fact named after François Édouard Anatole Lucas ($\text {1842}$ – $\text {1891}$).