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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Posamentier, Alfred S. Glorious golden ratio. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011 (DLC) 2011004920 (OCoLC)679931786 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Alfred S Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann |

ISBN: | 9781616144241 1616144246 |

OCLC Number: | 841413605 |

Description: | 1 online resource (363 pages) : illustrations, map |

Contents: | Defining and constructing the golden ratio -- The golden ratio in history -- The numerical value of the golden ratio and its properties -- Golden geometric figures -- Unexpected appearances of the golden ratio -- The golden ratio in the plant kingdom -- The golden ratio and fractals -- Appendix A: proofs and justifications of selected relationships. |

Responsibility: | by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann. |

### Abstract:

"For centuries, mathematicians, scientists, artists and architects have been fascinated by a ratio that is ubiquitous in nature and commonly found across many cultures. From the ratio of certain proportions of the human body and the helical structure of DNA, to the design of Greek temples and modern masterpieces, the Golden Ratio is a key pattern that has wide-ranging and perhaps endless applications. What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this fascinating and engaging tour of one of mathematics most interesting phenomena. Requiring no more than an elementary understanding of maths, this volume will give readers a new appreciation of the indispensible qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics"--Amazon.com.

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