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The Golden Section

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

  • Author: Scott Olsen
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706016
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? In this small but compact volume internationally renowned divine proportion supersleuth Dr Olsen unravels perhaps the greatest mystery of all time, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale. Designed for artists and scientists alike, this is the smallest, densest and most beautiful book on the golden section ever produced. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

The Golden Section

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

  • Author: Scott Olson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802715397
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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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.

The Golden Section

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

  • Author: Scott Olsen
  • Publisher: Wooden
  • ISBN: 9781904263470
  • Category: Golden section
  • Page: 58
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Platonic & Archimedean Solids

Platonic & Archimedean Solids

  • Author: Daud Sutton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802713866
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

Symmetry

Symmetry

The Ordering Principle

  • Author: David Wade
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706040
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

  • Author: Miranda Lundy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802713823
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

The Glorious Golden Ratio

The Glorious Golden Ratio

  • Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1616144246
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 363
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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.

Sacred Number

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802714560
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

Harmonograph

Harmonograph

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music

  • Author: Anthony Ashton
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706059
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 64
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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Ruler and Compass

Ruler and Compass

Practical Geometric Constructions

  • Author: Andrew Sutton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802717764
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 64
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

The Golden Section

The Golden Section

  • Author: Garth E. Runion
  • Publisher: Dale Seymour Publication
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 173
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The Divine Proportion

The Divine Proportion

  • Author: H. E. Huntley
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486131874
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 208
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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.

The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

  • Author: Gary B. Meisner
  • Publisher: Race Point Publishing
  • ISBN: 076036026X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
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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.

A Little Book of Coincidence

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System

  • Author: John Martineau
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 1912706075
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sciencia

Sciencia

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All

  • Author: Matt Tweed,Matthew Watkins,Moff Betts
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802778992
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 416
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Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

Q.E.D.

Q.E.D.

Beauty in Mathematical Proof

  • Author: Burkard Polster
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802714315
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 58
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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

  • Author: Richard A Dunlap
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814496944
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 172
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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

The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

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

  • Author: Mario Livio
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307485526
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places, from mollusk shells, sunflower florets, and rose petals to the shape of the galaxy. Psychological studies have investigated whether the Golden Ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing proportion extant, and it has been asserted that the creators of the Pyramids and the Parthenon employed it. It is believed to feature in works of art from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, and poets and composers have used it in their works. It has even been found to be connected to the behavior of the stock market! The Golden Ratio is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics. It tells the human story of numerous phi-fixated individuals, including the followers of Pythagoras who believed that this proportion revealed the hand of God; astronomer Johannes Kepler, who saw phi as the greatest treasure of geometry; such Renaissance thinkers as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa; and such masters of the modern world as Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, and physicist Roger Penrose. Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, Mario Livio reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist. From the Hardcover edition.

Divine Proportion

Divine Proportion

Phi in Art, Nature, and Science

  • Author: Priya Hemenway
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781402735226
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 203
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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.

The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

The Facts and the Myths

  • Author: Francis D. Hauser, Ph.d.
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781517518776
  • Category:
  • Page: 56
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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.