Keywords: generalized Fibonacci sequence, Binet’s formula
Turkish Journal of Analysis and Number Theory, 2014 2 (1),
pp 68.
DOI: 10.12691/tjant212
Received November 30, 2013; Revised January 07, 2014; Accepted February 07, 2014
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
1. Introduction
Fibonacci numbers are a popular topic for mathematical enrichment and popularization. The Fibonacci sequence is famous for possessing wonderful and amazing properties. The Fibonacci appear in numerous mathematical problems. Fibonacci composed a number text in which he did important work in number theory and the solution of algebraic equations. The book for which he is most famous in the “Liber abaci” published in 1202. In the third section of the book, he posed the equation of rabbit problem which is known as the first mathematical model for population growth. From the statement of rabbit problem, the famous Fibonacci numbers can be derived,
This sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers has proved extremely fruitful and appears in different areas in Mathematics and Science.
The Fibonacci sequence, Lucas sequence, Pell sequence, PellLucas sequence, Jacobsthal sequence and JacobsthalLucas sequence are most prominent examples of recursive sequences.
The Fibonacci sequence ^{[9]} is defined by the recurrence relation
 (1.1) 
The Lucas sequence ^{[9]} is defined by the recurrence relation
 (1.2) 
The second order recurrence sequence has been generalized in two ways mainly, first by preserving the initial conditions and second by preserving the recurrence relation.
Kalman and Mena ^{[5]} generalize the Fibonacci sequence by
 (1.3) 
Horadam ^{[2]} defined generalized Fibonacci sequence {H_{n}} by
 (1.4) 
where p and q are arbitrary integers.
Gupta, Panwar and Sikhwal ^{[10]}, introduce generalized Fibonacci sequences. They focus only two cases of sequences {V_{k}}_{k}≥_{0} and {U_{k}}_{k}≥_{0} which generated by generalized Fibonacci sequences. They defined related identities of generalized Fibonacci sequences consisting even and odd terms. Also they present connection formulas for generalized Fibonacci sequences, Jacobsthal sequence and JacobsthalLucas sequence. In ^{[11]}, Gupta and Panwar have present identities involving common factors of generalized Fibonacci, Jacobsthal and JacobsthalLucas numbers. In ^{[4]}, Singh, Gupta and Panwar have present some addition identities of generalized Fibonacci sequences through Binet’s formula and Induction method. In ^{[14]}, Panwar, Singh and Gupta have present generalized identities involving common factors of generalized Fibonacci, Jacobsthal and JacobsthalLucas numbers. In ^{[13]}, Panwar, Singh and Gupta derived many properties of generalized Fibonacci sequences through Binet’s formulas. Finally we present properties like Catalan’s identity, Cassini’s identity or Simpson’s identity and d’ocagnes’s identity for generalized Fibonacci sequences. In this paper, we present certain identities of Generalized Fibonacci sequence.
2. Generalized Fibonacci Sequence
Generalized Fibonacci sequence (^{[10, 12]}), similar to the other second order classical sequences.
Generalized Fibonacci sequence is defined as
 (2.1) 
where p, q, a & b are positive integers
For different values of p, q, a & b many sequences can be determined.
We will focus on one case of sequence {y_{k}}_{k}≥_{0} which generated in (2.1).
If p = a = 2, q = 1, b = 3, we get
 (2.2) 
The first few terms of {y_{k}}_{k}≥_{0} are 2, 3, 8, 19, 46, 111 and so on.
The explicit formula for y_{k} is given as
 (2.3) 
3. Properties of Generalized Fibonacci Sequences
3.1. Binet’s FormulaIn the 19th century, the French mathematician Binet devised two remarkable analytical formulas for the Fibonacci and Lucas numbers ^{[8]}. In our case, Binet’s formula allows us to express the generalized Fibonacci numbers in function of the roots R_{1} & R_{2} of the following characteristic equation, associated to the recurrence relation (2.2)
 (3.1) 
Theorem 1: (Binet’s formula). The kth generalized Fibonacci number y_{k} is given by
 (3.2) 
where R_{1} & R_{2}_{ }are the roots of the characteristic equation (3.1) and R_{1} > R_{2 }and and .
Proof: we use the Principle of Mathematical Induction (PMI) on n. It is clear the result is true for k = 0 and k = 1 by hypothesis. Assume that it is true for r such that 0 ≤ r ≤ s + 1, then
 (3.3) 
It follows from definition of generalized Fibonacci numbers and equation (3.2)
 (3.4) 
Thus, the formula is true for any positive integer.
3.2. Catalan's IdentityCatalan's identity for Fibonacci numbers was found in 1879 by Eugene Charles Catalan a Belgian mathematician who worked for the Belgian Academy of Science in the field of number theory.
Lemma 2: If r is a positive integer then
 (3.5) 
Proof: Using the Principle of Mathematical Induction (PMI) on n, the proof is clear.
Theorem 3: (Catalan’s identity)
 (3.6) 
Proof: By using Eq. (3.2) in the left hand side (LHS) of Eq. (3.6), and taking into account that R_{1}R_{2} = 1 it is obtained
Finally, by using Eq. (3.5), the proof is clear.
3.3. Cassini's IdentityThis is one of the oldest identities involving the Fibonacci numbers. It was discovered in 1680 by JeanDominique Cassini a French astronomer.
Theorem 4: (Cassini’s identity or Simpson’s identity)
 (3.7) 
Proof: Taking r = 1in Catalan’s identity the proof is completed.
3.4. d'Ocagne's IdentityTheorem 5: (d’ocagnes’s Identity)
 (3.8) 
where n is a natural number and m = n + 1.
Proof: Using the Principle of Mathematical Induction (PMI) on n, the proof is clear.
3.5. Limit of the Quotient of Two Consecutive TermsA useful property in these sequences is that the limit of the quotient of two consecutive terms is equal to the positive root of the corresponding characteristic equation
Theorem 6:
 (3.9) 
Proof: Using Eq. (3.2)
and taking into account that since , Eq. (3.9) is obtained.
3.6. Sum of the First Terms of the Generalized Fibonacci SequenceTheorem 7: Let y_{k}, be the kth generalized Fibonacci number then
 (3.10) 
Proof: Using the Binet’s formula for the generalized Fibonacci numbers,
This completes the proof.
3.7. Generating Function for the Generalized Fibonacci SequenceGenerating functions provide a powerful technique for solving linear homogeneous recurrence relations. Even though generating functions are typically used in conjunction with linear recurrence relations with constant coefficients, we will systematically make use of them for linear recurrence relations with non constant coefficients. In this paragraph, the generating function for generalized Fibonacci sequence is given. As a result, generalized Fibonacci sequence is seen as the coefficients of the corresponding generating function. Function defined in such a way is called the generating function of the generalized Fibonacci sequence. So,
and then,
 (3.11) 
4. Conclusion
In this study new generalized Fibonacci sequence have been introduced and studied. Many of the properties of these sequences are proved by simple algebra. In a compact and direct way many formulas of such numbers have been deduced.
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