libzahl

big integer library
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commit 802b2b18704f1b04ab3c3195d49333a546dc0ff4
parent 63bc4e141d2f28fcd11187413966235151a92c84
Author: Mattias Andrée <maandree@kth.se>
Date:   Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:13:29 +0200

Add exercise: [30] Powers of the golden ratio

Signed-off-by: Mattias Andrée <maandree@kth.se>

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diff --git a/doc/exercises.tex b/doc/exercises.tex
@@ -188,6 +188,14 @@ than or equal to a preselected number.

+\item {[\textit{30}]} \textbf{Powers of the golden ratio}
+
+Implement function that returns $\varphi^n$ rounded
+to the nearest integer, where $n$ is the input and
+$\varphi$ is the golden ratio.
+
+
+
\end{enumerate}

@@ -477,5 +485,35 @@ the set of pseudoprimes.

+\item \textbf{Powers of the golden ratio}
+
+This was an information gathering exercise.
+For $n \ge 1$, $L_n = [\varphi^n]$, where
+$L_n$ is the $n^\text{th}$ Lucas number.
+
+$$\displaystyle{ + L_n \stackrel{\text{\tiny{def}}}{\text{=}} \left \{ \begin{array}{ll} + 2 & \text{if} ~ n = 0 \\ + 1 & \text{if} ~ n = 1 \\ + L_{n - 1} + L_{n + 1} & \text{otherwise} + \end{array} \right . +}$$
+
+\noindent
+but for efficiency and briefness, we will use
+\texttt{lucas} from \secref{sec:Lucas numbers}.
+
+\vspace{-1em}
+\begin{alltt}
+void golden_pow(z_t r, z_t p)
+\{
+    if (zsignum(p) <= 0)
+        zsetu(r, zzero(p));
+    else
+        lucas(r, p);
+\}
+\end{alltt}
+
+

\end{enumerate}