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posted September 22, 2007 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sugarlightning     Edit/Delete Message
*I stumbled upon the Fibonacci Series and the Golden Ratio in my C programming textbook. Now, I know there are some who probably despise Math and maybe even fear it, but.. fear is an illusion that is meant to be conquered! lol

The Fibonacci series Example Using Recursion


It begins with 0 and 1 and has the property that each subsequent Fibonacci number is the sum of the previous two Fibonacci numbers.

The series occurs in nature and, in particular, describes a form of spiral. The ratio of successive Fibonacci numbers converges on a constant value of 1.618.... This number, too, repeatedly occurs in nature and has been called the golden ratio or the golden mean HUmans tend to find the golden mean aesthetically pleasing. Architects often design windows, rooms, and buildings whose length and width are in the ratio of the golden mean. Postcards are often designed with a golden mean length/width ratio.....

- You can read more indepth about the Golden Ratio, along with the illustrations at: It is very enlightening stuff, especially if you have an interest in Theology, Math, ..........


[Note] btw.. if there is anyone who is math illiterate/forgotten it completely, or just feeling abit phobic about it, you might want to give this book a try: All The Math You'll Ever Need by Steve Slavin.

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posted September 22, 2007 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mannu     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah thats great!!!

Once on a botanical garden tour, the guy said "these plants always have leaves in the cluster of 2,3,5 so on....he said he does not know why not 4?

i teased him saying perhaps they follow the fibonacci series? well he was a biologist. he shrugged it off saying he is not great in maths


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posted September 23, 2007 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fayte.m     Edit/Delete Message

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posted September 26, 2007 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sesame     Edit/Delete Message
Yesh, it's great! The Divinci Code mentions it as well. As Wiki said, here , they were wondering if the Egyptians new about it, and I'm sure they did as noted here -> . Unfortunately, you can't see the pic from the book as the website was turned off, but hopefully you get the gist. The book actually theorises that the pyraminds date back to ~10500 BC so this rule appears to have been known for at least 12500 years!

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