Definition: A sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the k preceding numbers. The usual Fibonacci numbers occur when k=2.
Also known as pth order Fibonacci numbers.
See also optimal polyphase merge.
Apparently first studied by V. Schlegel, El Progreso Matemático, 4:173-174, 1894.
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Paul E. Black, "kth order Fibonacci numbers", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/kthOrderFibonacci.html