# What is succession?

## What Does succession Mean

Succession , from the Latin successio , is the action and effect of succeeding (proceeding, coming, entering someone's place). Succession, therefore, is the continuation of someone or something instead of another person or thing.

For example: "The succession of coaches in the club saw four professionals pass in just one year " , "Rumors about the succession of the manager of the multinational did not take long to reach the ears of the board of directors . "
Succession is also the continuation or continuation of events, things or people : “A succession of fortuitous events made us reach the coast after midnight” , “I cannot understand how people like this program: it is a succession of rudeness and silly jokes " , " The tragedy struck the Kennedy family with a succession of accidents and attacks . "

The notion of succession, on the other hand, is linked to the descent of a parent . Succession is the entry as heir into the possession of the fortune of a deceased. The term allows to name even the set of assets, rights and obligations that are transmitted to the heir or legatee: "I have to do the procedures for the succession of my parents' house . "
The ecological succession or natural succession is the evolution of an ecosystem for its own internal dynamics. This phenomenon supposes the substitution of some species by others within an ecosystem.
The sequence , finally, is an ordered set of terms that meet a certain law. It is an application that is defined on natural numbers.
Fibonacci sequence
Also known by the (incorrect) name of the Fibonacci series, the Fibonacci sequence describes an infinite set of natural numbers that originates from 0 and 1, from which each is the result of adding the previous two. This type of relationship is known as recurring , since to move forward you need to go back.
The author of this sequence was Leonardo de Pisa , a mathematician from Italy born in 1170 who called himself Fibonacci, and its applications range from mathematics to game theory (an area that studies interactions between formalized structures and processes decisions to starting from mathematical models), going through computer science. On the other hand, it can be seen in biology; Examples of this are given in the way in which the leaves are arranged on the stems, on the branches of the trees and in the flora of artichokes (also called artichokes).

In principle, the succession was proposed as a possible solution to a problem related to the crossing of rabbits: «a person adopts a pair of rabbits and wants to know the number to which their offspring will rise after one year, taking into account that their young can give birth from the second month of life. This was published in the year 1202 by Leonardo of Pisa himself, in a book of arithmetic called " The book of the abacus. "
It is worth mentioning that the elements that are part of this sequence are called Fibonacci numbers and that a large part of their properties were found by Édouard Anatole Lucas, an important French mathematician of the 19th century, who gave the sequence its current name.
Other people who made significant contributions to Leonardo de Pisa's theory were Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer and mathematician, and Robert Simson, a Scottish mathematician; The latter assured that any pair of successive Fibonacci numbers presents a relationship similar to the golden one ( golden numbers belong to irrational numbers and are not considered units, but rather relations or proportions between two segments) as they approach infinity .

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