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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Authors

Birch Fett

Volume

3

Issue

2

Abstract

The interesting thing about mathematical concepts is that we can trace their development or discoveries throughout history. Most cultures of the ancient world had some form of mathematics, and these basic skills developed into what we now call modern mathematics. The divine ratio is similar in that it was used in many different sections of history. The divine ratio, sometimes called the golden ratio or golden section, has been found in very diverse areas. The mathematical concepts of the golden ration have been found throughout nature, in architecture, music as well as in art. Phi is an astonishing number because it has inspired thinkers in many disciplines, more-so than any other number has in the history of mathematics. This paper investigates how the golden ratio has influenced civilizations throughout history and has intrigued mathematicians and others by its prevalence.

First Page

157

Last Page

175

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