The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

Author: Gary B. Meisner

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 076036026X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 2191

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo. From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book. Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet. Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply, and share this unique number of mathematics and science in new ways.
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The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

Author: Gary B. Meisner

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 163106486X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 4628

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo. From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book. Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet. Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply, and share this unique number of mathematics and science in new ways.
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The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

Author: Gary B. Meisner

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 9781631064869

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 5373

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo. From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book. Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet. Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply, and share this unique number of mathematics and science in new ways.
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The Divine Proportion

Author: H. E. Huntley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 3626

Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal's triangle, the Fibonnacci series, and much more. Excellent bridge between science and art. Features 58 figures.
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The Golden Ratio

And Other Mathematical Patterns Inspired by Nature and Art

Author: Michael O'Mara Books,Steve Richards

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454710226

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 4626

The elegance of mathematics meets the creativity of art in this unique coloring book. The golden ratio is the mathematical equation that describes what many consider the "divine proportion," and it's found throughout nature, as well as in art and architecture. This stunning coloring book showcases the beauty of Fibonacci's most famous formula, exploring the many ways numbers and beauty combine. Logical and creative minds alike will enjoy filling in the spirals and designs in these remarkable images.
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The Golden Ratio

The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number

Author: Mario Livio

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767908160

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

View: 3247

Offers a look at phi, or "the golden ratio," discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago, examining the meaning of this remarkable mathematical proportion in terms of science, biology, philosophy, and other fields.
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The Glorious Golden Ratio

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144246

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

View: 6116

What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded. Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics. From the Hardcover edition.
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Divine, Golden, Ingenious

The Golden Ratio as a Theory of Everything

Author: Oliver Götze,Lieselotte Kugler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777426921

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1801

Does a mystic, divine formula lie behind everything that is beautiful? For centuries the golden mean has been a subject of endless fascination. The ratio of the proportion can be seen in Nature; it runs through artistic design processes and it affects our perception of our surroundings. But how much of this apparent "world formula" is true, and how much of it is myth? The history of the golden mean begins with Euclid in the 3rd century BC. But it was only in the 19th century that it was raised to the universal constant of beauty. From this point onwards the "golden section" was described in flora and fauna; the famous Fibonacci number. It determines the growth of the pineapple; and Le Corbusier optimised architecture by means of the Modulor. But does this art-historical phenomenon really play a universal role in the organisation of our world? Authors from all fields analyse the Golden Mean with regard to function, demonstrability and relevance, also by means of current examples from art and design as well as in comparison with the DIN and the tatami measurement.
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The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

Author: Scott Olson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802715397

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

View: 3421

Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.
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The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

Author: Richard A Dunlap

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814496944

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

View: 3096

In this invaluable book, the basic mathematical properties of the golden ratio and its occurrence in the dimensions of two- and three-dimensional figures with fivefold symmetry are discussed. In addition, the generation of the Fibonacci series and generalized Fibonacci series and their relationship to the golden ratio are presented. These concepts are applied to algorithms for searching and function minimization. The Fibonacci sequence is viewed as a one-dimensional aperiodic, lattice and these ideas are extended to two- and three-dimensional Penrose tilings and the concept of incommensurate projections. The structural properties of aperiodic crystals and the growth of certain biological organisms are described in terms of Fibonacci sequences. Contents:Basic Properties of the Golden RatioGeometric Problems in Two DimensionsGeometric Problems in Three DimensionsFibonacci NumbersLucas Numbers and Generalized Fibonacci NumbersContinued Fractions and Rational ApproximantsGeneralized Fibonacci Representation TheoremsOptimal Spacing and Search AlgorithmsCommensurate and Incommensurate ProjectionsPenrose TilingsQuasicrystallographyBiological ApplicationsConstruction of the Regular PentagonThe First 100 Fibonacci and Lucas NumbersRelationships Involving the Golden Ratio and Generalized Fibonacci Numbers Readership: Applied mathematicians. keywords:Golden Ratio;Fibonacci Numbers;Number Theory;Quasicrystallography;Tilings;Geometry;Optimization Algorithms;Numerical Sequences;Lucas Numbers;Continued Fractions;Aperiodicity;Incommensurate Structures "This attractive and carefully written book addresses the general reader with interest in mathematics and its application to the physical and biological sciences ... this one will make a valuable addition to academic and personal libraries." The Fibonacci Quarterly
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The Mathematics of Harmony

From Euclid to Contemporary Mathematics and Computer Science

Author: Alexey Stakhov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812775838

Category: Computer science

Page: 694

View: 3732

Assisted by Scott Olsen ( Central Florida Community College, USA ). This volume is a result of the author's four decades of research in the field of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section and their applications. It provides a broad introduction to the fascinating and beautiful subject of the OC Mathematics of Harmony, OCO a new interdisciplinary direction of modern science. This direction has its origins in OC The ElementsOCO of Euclid and has many unexpected applications in contemporary mathematics (a new approach to a history of mathematics, the generalized Fibonacci numbers and the generalized golden proportions, the OC goldenOCO algebraic equations, the generalized Binet formulas, Fibonacci and OC goldenOCO matrices), theoretical physics (new hyperbolic models of Nature) and computer science (algorithmic measurement theory, number systems with irrational radices, Fibonacci computers, ternary mirror-symmetrical arithmetic, a new theory of coding and cryptography based on the Fibonacci and OC goldenOCO matrices). The book is intended for a wide audience including mathematics teachers of high schools, students of colleges and universities and scientists in the field of mathematics, theoretical physics and computer science. The book may be used as an advanced textbook by graduate students and even ambitious undergraduates in mathematics and computer science. Sample Chapter(s). Introduction (503k). Chapter 1: The Golden Section (2,459k). Contents: Classical Golden Mean, Fibonacci Numbers, and Platonic Solids: The Golden Section; Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers; Regular Polyhedrons; Mathematics of Harmony: Generalizations of Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean; Hyperbolic Fibonacci and Lucas Functions; Fibonacci and Golden Matrices; Application in Computer Science: Algorithmic Measurement Theory; Fibonacci Computers; Codes of the Golden Proportion; Ternary Mirror-Symmetrical Arithmetic; A New Coding Theory Based on a Matrix Approach. Readership: Researchers, teachers and students in mathematics (especially those interested in the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers), theoretical physics and computer science."
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The Golden Ratio

The Facts and the Myths

Author: Francis D. Hauser, Ph.d.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517518776

Category:

Page: 56

View: 9795

Euclid's masterpiece textbook, The Elements, was written twenty-three hundred years ago. It is primarily about geometry and contains dozens of figures. Five of these are constructed using a line that "is cut in extreme and mean ratio." Today this is called the golden ratio and is often referred to by the symbol Φ. Many myths have grown up around this ratio. This book was written to learn about them. They arise from the pyramids, the Pythagorean Brotherhood, the platonic solids, the Fibonacci numbers, sea shells, and others. There is a common thread among these myths. Φ is an irrational number (a number whose digits after the decimal point go on forever and never form a repeating pattern). Φ can be used to draw pleasing figures. But its numerical value cannot be written down using integers and fractions, which were the only numbers used in Euclid's time. Mathematicians before Euclid knew that irrational numbers existed. But to many people, a number that can't be written down was absurd. For centuries, many scientists and engineers believed that Φ was godlike. This book discusses the myths from an engineering viewpoint. The last chapter of the book shows how Euclid handled irrational numbers; how Euclid did algebra using geometry; and a simple visual proof of why there are only five platonic solids.
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Divine Proportion

Phi in Art, Nature, and Science

Author: Priya Hemenway

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402735226

Category: Science

Page: 203

View: 5964

The number Phi, simply defined, is one plus the square root of five, all divided by two. But its myriad occurrences in art, nature, and science have been a source of speculation and wonder for thousands of years. Divine Proportion draws upon both religion and science to tell the story of Phi and to explore its manifestations in such diverse places as the structure of the inner ear, the spiral of a hurricane, the majesty of the Parthenon, and the elusive perfection of the Mona Lisa. A universal key to harmony, regeneration, and balance, Phi is at the heart of a tantalizing story begun on clay tablets in ancient Babylon, and which will continue to be written for centuries to come.
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Math and the Mona Lisa

The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Bulent Atalay

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343537

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 7324

Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where The Da Vinci Code left off, illuminating Leonardo's life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars. Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo's own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. He provides a broad overview of the development of science from the dawn of civilization to today's quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.
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The Curves of Life

Being an Account of Spiral Formations and Their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science, and to Art : with Special Reference to the Manuscripts of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Sir Theodore Andrea Cook,Theodore Andrea Cook

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486237015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 479

View: 5969

The significance of the spiral in nature, art, science, and the phenomena of life and growth is probed
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Topics in Mathematical Modeling

Author: K. K. Tung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884055

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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Topics in Mathematical Modeling is an introductory textbook on mathematical modeling. The book teaches how simple mathematics can help formulate and solve real problems of current research interest in a wide range of fields, including biology, ecology, computer science, geophysics, engineering, and the social sciences. Yet the prerequisites are minimal: calculus and elementary differential equations. Among the many topics addressed are HIV; plant phyllotaxis; global warming; the World Wide Web; plant and animal vascular networks; social networks; chaos and fractals; marriage and divorce; and El Niño. Traditional modeling topics such as predator-prey interaction, harvesting, and wars of attrition are also included. Most chapters begin with the history of a problem, follow with a demonstration of how it can be modeled using various mathematical tools, and close with a discussion of its remaining unsolved aspects. Designed for a one-semester course, the book progresses from problems that can be solved with relatively simple mathematics to ones that require more sophisticated methods. The math techniques are taught as needed to solve the problem being addressed, and each chapter is designed to be largely independent to give teachers flexibility. The book, which can be used as an overview and introduction to applied mathematics, is particularly suitable for sophomore, junior, and senior students in math, science, and engineering.
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The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Sequence: Golden Keys to Your Genius, Health, Wealth & Excellence

Author: Matthew K. Cross,Robert D. Friedman M. D.

Publisher: Hoshin Media

ISBN: 9781939623003

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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It's been called the Secret of the Universe, a Most Precious Jewel, Nature's Path of Least Resistance and Maximum Performance and The Golden Key to the Cosmos. It is the Grand Pattern of Life, Growth and Success. It has fascinated and appears in the works of the world's greatest geniuses, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Now, the open secret of the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Sequence is revealed for your enjoyment and application. In this book you'll journey through Golden Ratio appearances and applications throughout Nature and the Universe and in all fields of human existence and endeavor, including: art, architecture, astronomy, beauty, business, culture, design, finance, health and longevity, geometry, mathematics, medicine, relationships, science and spirituality. This book presents a delightful cornucopia of Golden Ratio facts and facets, offering a bright window into its universality and power. The information presented is laser-like, with the ability to activate your unique genius and transform your consciousness. Universal wisdom will be at your fingertips once your Golden Doors of Perception are opened to the sacred design code of the Universe: The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Sequence.
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The Golden Number

Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the Development of Western Civilization

Author: Matila C. Ghyka

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9781594771002

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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The first English translation of Ghyka’s masterwork on sacred geometry • Reveals how the Golden Number Phi underlies the spiritual nature of beauty and the hidden harmonies that connect the whole of creation • Explains how the spiritual mysteries of the Golden Number were passed down in an unbroken line of transmission from the Pythagorean brotherhoods through the medieval builders’ guilds to the secret societies of 18th-century Europe The Golden Number, or Phi (Φ), is a geometric ratio found throughout nature, often underlying the dimensions of objects considered especially beautiful. Simplified as 1.618 and symbolized by the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Number represents the unique relationship within an object where the ratio of a larger part to a smaller part is the same as the ratio of the whole to the larger part. It appears in the proportions of the human face and body as well as in the proportions of animals, plants, and celestial bodies. Called the divine proportion by the monk Fra Luca Pacioli, whose book on the subject was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci, Phi’s use in art and architecture goes back at least to the mystical mathematics of Pythagoras and his followers in the sixth century BCE. The perfect synthesis of spiritual and material, it can be found in the measurements of the sacred temples of Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The asymptotic series of integers that define Phi represent the macrocosm and microcosm as portrayed in Plato’s concept of the world soul. Presenting Matila Ghyka’s classic treatise on the Golden Number for the first time in English, this book reveals the many ways this ratio can be found not only in the organic forms of nature--such as in the spirals of shells or the number of petals on a flower--but also in the most beautiful and highest creations of humanity. One of the most important concepts of sacred geometry, its mysteries were passed down in an unbroken line of transmission from the Pythagorean brotherhoods through the medieval builders’ guilds to the secret societies of 18th-century Europe. Ghyka shows how the secrets of this divine proportion were not sought merely for their value in architecture, painting, and music, but also as a portal to a deeper understanding of the spiritual nature of beauty and the hidden harmonies that connect the whole of creation.
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The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920226

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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The most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most intriguing, number pattern in mathematics is the Fibonacci sequence. In this simple pattern beginning with two ones, each succeeding number is the sum of the two numbers immediately preceding it (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ad infinitum). Far from being just a curiosity, this sequence recurs in structures found throughout nature-from the arrangement of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of certain plant stems. All of which is astounding evidence for the deep mathematical basis of the natural world.With admirable clarity, math educators Alfred Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann take us on a fascinating tour of the many ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. The authors begin with a brief history of their distinguished Italian discoverer, who, among other accomplishments, was responsible for popularizing the use of Arabic numerals in the West. Turning to botany, the authors demonstrate, through illustrative diagrams, the unbelievable connections between Fibonacci numbers and natural forms (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are just a few examples). In art, architecture, the stock market, and other areas of society and culture, they point out numerous examples of the Fibonacci sequence as well as its derivative, the golden ratio. And of course in mathematics, as the authors amply demonstrate, there are almost boundless applications in probability, number theory, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to name a few.Accessible and appealing to even the most math-phobic individual, this fun and enlightening book allows the reader to appreciate the elegance of mathematics and its amazing applications in both natural and cultural settings.Alfred S. Posamentier (New York, NY) is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at The City College of the City University of New York. He has published over 40 books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number and Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind.Ingmar Lehmann (Berlin, Germany) is on the mathematics faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin and the coauthor of Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number.
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Golden Meaning

Fifty-Five Graphic Experiments

Author: Lucienne Roberts,Rebecca Wright,Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957238114

Category: Golden section

Page: 279

View: 5679

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