Few years back , I was totally mad about the Divine Proportion . It was influenced by Dan Brown’s book ” The Da Vinci Code “. I started gropping more and more info about the Fibonacci series which is very simple to understand but has the unique and Divine Proportion , i.e. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, …( it is formed by starting with 0 and 1 and then adding any two consecutive terms to obtain the next one ,- 0 , 1 , 0+1=1 , 1+1=2 , 1+2=3 , 2+3= 5 and so on .
The interesting part is it is closely related to the the twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet Φ, or φ (phi ) , which is also known by different names , Golden Ratio , Golden Mean etc. Phi is the basis for the Golden Ratio, Section or Mean . The ratio, or proportion, determined by Phi (1.618 …) was known to the Greeks as the “dividing a line in the extreme and mean ratio” and to Renaissance artists as the “Divine Proportion”
The relationship of the Fibonacci sequence to the golden ratio is this: The ratio of each successive pair of numbers in the sequence approximates Phi (1.618. . .) , as 5 divided by 3 is 1.666…, and 8 divided by 5 is 1.60 and so on . The ratio of successive Fibonacci numbers converges on phi and After the 40th number in the sequence, the ratio is accurate to 15 decimal places.
1.618033988749895 . .
The Golden Ratio can be seen and found in nature ; in shells ,petals of flowers ,branches of trees , seed heads , pine cones , spiral galaxies , body parts etc.
I am fascinated by this Divine Proportion and few years back wrote a poetry about it in fb.
its not much of a poetry , but I did expressed the influenced that this proportion had on me . ………!
here is my attempt for a haiku about geometric pattern .
i see myself in the carousel
the Divine Proportion .
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