The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers

Author: R. A. Dunlap

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812386304

Category: Mathematics

Page: 162

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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 Ratio; Geometric Problems in Two Dimensions; Geometric Problems in Three Dimensions; Fibonacci Numbers; Lucas Numbers and Generalized Fibonacci Numbers; Continued Fractions and Rational Approximants; Generalized Fibonacci Representation Theorems; Optimal Spacing and Search Algorithms; Commensurate and Incommensurate Projections; Penrose Tilings; Quasicrystallography; Biological Applications; Construction of the Regular Pentagon; The First 100 Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers; Relationships Involving the Golden Ratio and Generalized Fibonacci Numbers. Readership: Applied mathematicians.

The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Sequence: Golden Keys to Your Genius, Health, Wealth & Excellence

Author: Matthew K. Cross,Robert D. Friedman M. D.

Publisher: Hoshin Media

ISBN: 9781939623003

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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It's been called the Secret of the Universe, a Most Precious Jewel, Nature's Path of Least Resistance and Maximum Performance and The Golden Key to the Cosmos. It is the Grand Pattern of Life, Growth and Success. It has fascinated and appears in the works of the world's greatest geniuses, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Now, the open secret of the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Sequence is revealed for your enjoyment and application. In this book you'll journey through Golden Ratio appearances and applications throughout Nature and the Universe and in all fields of human existence and endeavor, including: art, architecture, astronomy, beauty, business, culture, design, finance, health and longevity, geometry, mathematics, medicine, relationships, science and spirituality. This book presents a delightful cornucopia of Golden Ratio facts and facets, offering a bright window into its universality and power. The information presented is laser-like, with the ability to activate your unique genius and transform your consciousness. Universal wisdom will be at your fingertips once your Golden Doors of Perception are opened to the sacred design code of the Universe: The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Sequence.

Topics in Mathematical Modeling

Author: K. K. Tung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884055

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 1529

Topics in Mathematical Modeling is an introductory textbook on mathematical modeling. The book teaches how simple mathematics can help formulate and solve real problems of current research interest in a wide range of fields, including biology, ecology, computer science, geophysics, engineering, and the social sciences. Yet the prerequisites are minimal: calculus and elementary differential equations. Among the many topics addressed are HIV; plant phyllotaxis; global warming; the World Wide Web; plant and animal vascular networks; social networks; chaos and fractals; marriage and divorce; and El Niño. Traditional modeling topics such as predator-prey interaction, harvesting, and wars of attrition are also included. Most chapters begin with the history of a problem, follow with a demonstration of how it can be modeled using various mathematical tools, and close with a discussion of its remaining unsolved aspects. Designed for a one-semester course, the book progresses from problems that can be solved with relatively simple mathematics to ones that require more sophisticated methods. The math techniques are taught as needed to solve the problem being addressed, and each chapter is designed to be largely independent to give teachers flexibility. The book, which can be used as an overview and introduction to applied mathematics, is particularly suitable for sophomore, junior, and senior students in math, science, and engineering.

Fibonacci Trading, Chapter 1 - Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio

Author: Carolyn Boroden

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071716173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 6

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This chapter comes from Fibonacci Trading, which shows you how to identify numeric clusters and measure timing signals, in order to achieve the highest rate of profitable trades. Filled with real-world trading situations, the book combines classic trading concepts and Fibonacci analysis to enable you to take advantage of the naturally occurring and recurring patterns within the market.

Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers, and the Golden Section

Theory and Applications

Author: Steven Vajda

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486462765

Category: Mathematics

Page: 189

View: 8961

This survey of the use of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers and the ancient principle of the Golden Section covers areas relevant to operational research, statistics, and computational mathematics. 1989 edition.

Fibonacci Numbers

Author: Nikolai Nikolaevich Vorob'ev

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048629885X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 80

View: 4887

An engaging treatment of an 800-year-old problem explores the occurrence of Fibonacci numbers in number theory, continued fractions, and geometry. Its entertaining style will appeal to recreational readers and students alike.

Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci

A Translation into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano’s Book of Calculation

Author: Laurence Sigler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461300797

Category: Mathematics

Page: 638

View: 6242

First published in 1202, Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle Ages, introducing Arabic numerals and methods throughout Europe. This is the first translation into a modern European language, of interest not only to historians of science but also to all mathematicians and mathematics teachers interested in the origins of their methods.

The Fibonacci Resonance and Other New Golden Ratio Discoveries

Maths, Music, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Science: Quasicrystals and Metamaterials, Lucas Numbers, Ori32

Author: Clive Menhinick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993216602


Page: 618

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A new & definitive reference for the Golden Ratio & Fibonacci numbers. With Mondrian, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, the Great Pyramid, Tiwanaku, Le Corbusier, Kepler, Penrose, quasicrystals, Pendry, green energy & the latest light technologies, this recreational maths & science book is written to be enjoyed. Explore bohemian Paris 'capital of phi' in fresh analyses of art, architecture & music. Lavishly illustrated, this book includes a history of Fibonacci & Lucas numbers spirals, sunflowers, pine cones, megaliths, and ornamental tilings. The Fibonacci Resonance discovery is revealed step-by-step from its unique beginnings to abacus bead visualizations. Comparisons are made with Silver Ratio Pell numbers and ties are shown to perfect numbers & record-breaking Mersenne primes.

MATLAB Guide to Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio

A Simplified Approach

Author: Peter I. Kattan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466229877


Page: 172

View: 2362

This book is written for people who love MATLAB and Fibonacci numbers. One of the objectives of writing this book is to introduce MATLAB and Fibonacci numbers to students in high schools. The material presented is very easy and simple to understand -- written in a very simplified manner. The book is divided into two parts - A review of MATLAB is presented in the first part. This is followed by a presentation of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio in the second part. The topics covered in the book include symbolic computing with MATLAB, solving equations with MATLAB, MATLAB functions, graphs in MATLAB, Fibonacci numbers, The Golden Ratio, Properties of the Golden Ratio, Lucas numbers, Generalizations of Fibonacci numbers, and Random Fibonacci numbers. The book includes numerous M-files written specifically to compute different kinds of Fibonacci sequences and the Golden Ratio. The author has been using MATLAB for the past seventeen years and is the author of the best selling books "MATLAB for Beginners" and "MATLAB Guide to Finite Elements".

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

View: 6967

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.

Math for Mystics

From the Fibonacci sequence to Luna's Labyrinth to the Golden Section and Other Secrets of Sacred Geometry

Author: Renna Shesso

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609252748

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 8490

Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter. Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.

The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920226

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 9874

The most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most intriguing, number pattern in mathematics is the Fibonacci sequence. In this simple pattern beginning with two ones, each succeeding number is the sum of the two numbers immediately preceding it (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ad infinitum). Far from being just a curiosity, this sequence recurs in structures found throughout nature-from the arrangement of whorls on a pinecone to the branches of certain plant stems. All of which is astounding evidence for the deep mathematical basis of the natural world.With admirable clarity, math educators Alfred Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann take us on a fascinating tour of the many ramifications of the Fibonacci numbers. The authors begin with a brief history of their distinguished Italian discoverer, who, among other accomplishments, was responsible for popularizing the use of Arabic numerals in the West. Turning to botany, the authors demonstrate, through illustrative diagrams, the unbelievable connections between Fibonacci numbers and natural forms (pineapples, sunflowers, and daisies are just a few examples). In art, architecture, the stock market, and other areas of society and culture, they point out numerous examples of the Fibonacci sequence as well as its derivative, the golden ratio. And of course in mathematics, as the authors amply demonstrate, there are almost boundless applications in probability, number theory, geometry, algebra, and Pascal's triangle, to name a few.Accessible and appealing to even the most math-phobic individual, this fun and enlightening book allows the reader to appreciate the elegance of mathematics and its amazing applications in both natural and cultural settings.Alfred S. Posamentier (New York, NY) is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at The City College of the City University of New York. He has published over 40 books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number and Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind.Ingmar Lehmann (Berlin, Germany) is on the mathematics faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin and the coauthor of Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number.

The Mathematics of Harmony

From Euclid to Contemporary Mathematics and Computer Science

Author: Alexey Stakhov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812775838

Category: Computer science

Page: 694

View: 5152

Assisted by Scott Olsen ( Central Florida Community College, USA ). This volume is a result of the author's four decades of research in the field of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section and their applications. It provides a broad introduction to the fascinating and beautiful subject of the OC Mathematics of Harmony, OCO a new interdisciplinary direction of modern science. This direction has its origins in OC The ElementsOCO of Euclid and has many unexpected applications in contemporary mathematics (a new approach to a history of mathematics, the generalized Fibonacci numbers and the generalized golden proportions, the OC goldenOCO algebraic equations, the generalized Binet formulas, Fibonacci and OC goldenOCO matrices), theoretical physics (new hyperbolic models of Nature) and computer science (algorithmic measurement theory, number systems with irrational radices, Fibonacci computers, ternary mirror-symmetrical arithmetic, a new theory of coding and cryptography based on the Fibonacci and OC goldenOCO matrices). The book is intended for a wide audience including mathematics teachers of high schools, students of colleges and universities and scientists in the field of mathematics, theoretical physics and computer science. The book may be used as an advanced textbook by graduate students and even ambitious undergraduates in mathematics and computer science. Sample Chapter(s). Introduction (503k). Chapter 1: The Golden Section (2,459k). Contents: Classical Golden Mean, Fibonacci Numbers, and Platonic Solids: The Golden Section; Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers; Regular Polyhedrons; Mathematics of Harmony: Generalizations of Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean; Hyperbolic Fibonacci and Lucas Functions; Fibonacci and Golden Matrices; Application in Computer Science: Algorithmic Measurement Theory; Fibonacci Computers; Codes of the Golden Proportion; Ternary Mirror-Symmetrical Arithmetic; A New Coding Theory Based on a Matrix Approach. Readership: Researchers, teachers and students in mathematics (especially those interested in the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers), theoretical physics and computer science."

Applications of Fibonacci Numbers

Author: Andreas Philippou,Alwyn F. Horadam,G.E. Bergum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940157801X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 217

View: 5176

This book contains nineteen papers from among the twenty-five papers presented at the Second International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications. These papers have been selected after a careful review by well known referee's in the field, and they range from elementary number theory to probability and statistics. The Fibonacci numbers are their unifying bond. It is anticipated that this book will be useful to research workers and graduate students interested in the Fibonacci numbers and their applications. October 1987 The Editors Gerald E. Bergum South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.A. Andreas N. Philippou University of Patras Patras, Greece Alwyn F. Horadam University of New England Armidale, N.S.W., Australia xiii THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEES LOCAL COMMITTEE INTERN A TIONAL COMMITTEE Bergum, G., Chairman Philippou, A. (Greece), Chairman Edgar, H., Co-chalrman Horadam, A. (Australia), Co-chalrman Bergum, G. (U.s.A.) Thoro, D. Kiss, P. (Hungary) Johnson, M. Long, C. (U.S.A.) Lange, L.

The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

Author: Gary B. Meisner

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 076036026X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 5987

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.

Fibonacci Analysis

Author: Constance Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470883243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7156

Only someone who is both a successful trader and a successful writer could pull off what Constance Brown has accomplished in this book: distilling Fibonacci analysis to two hundred or so comprehensive, clearly written, eminently practical pages. Brown knows exactly what a professional trying to come up to speed on a new trading tool needs and she provides it, covering what Fibonacci analysis is, how it works, where it comes from, pitfalls and dangers, and, of course, how to use it. Basic trading strategies are touched upon in virtually every chapter. Fibonacci analysis is one of the most popular technical analysis tools, yet it is often used incorrectly. Brown quickly clears up common misconceptions and moves on to show, step by step, the correct way to apply the technique in any market. Those with Fibonacci analysis software will learn how to use it with maximum effectiveness; those without will chart the market the old-fashioned way. All will find answers to the trader's most important questions: Where is the market going? At what level should my stop be entered? Based on the size of my trading account, how much should I leverage into a trading position? Can I tell if I am in trouble before my stop is hit? How much should I buy or sell if given a second or third opportunity? Occasional references to other tools--including Elliott Wave, W.D. Gann, and candlestick charts--and an extensive bibliography make this book richer for accomplished technical analysts without confounding the less experienced. Plentiful real-life examples and dozens of carefully annotated charts insure every reader will get maximum value from every minute spent with this book. Gold Medal Winner (tie), Investing Category, Axiom Business Book Awards (2009) Winner: Book Series Cover Design, The Bookbinders Guild of New York/2009 New York Book Show Awards

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

Author: Scott Olson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802715397

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

View: 6066

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.

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Author: Michael S. Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043161

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1858

The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Golden Meaning

Fifty-Five Graphic Experiments

Author: Lucienne Roberts,Rebecca Wright,Alex Bellos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957238114

Category: Golden section

Page: 279

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