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« on: Dec 6th, 2006, 1:20am »
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I'm looking for more information of where Phi or the Golden Ratio is found (I.e. exotic or creative places not like the vitruvian man or obvious) and how it was found.
 
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 6th, 2006, 1:48am »
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You can find it in a lot of ancient greek architecture. Various places in math (like geometry, e.g. pentagrams); if you look hard enough you can find it in pretty faces. If you really look hard enough, everywhere (But that's just the aneristic principle at work, really)
 
I'm not sure what exactly you want to know though. Of course wikipedia is a good start.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 6th, 2006, 7:05am »
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It turns up (as an angle) in plants because it's very irrational - spacing shoots the golden angle apart means they overlap as little as possible.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 6th, 2006, 7:37am »
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Here is a good source:
 
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 8th, 2006, 3:32am »
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Actually more so, I'm creating a mail merge for an Excel Project and We're trying to send all the people a letter or basically advertisement for an Amusement Park that involves the Golden Ratio. Any ideas for Rides?  
 
I started out with a DNA rollar coaster and a beach with seashells, waves, lanterns, chairs that embody phi.  
 
Do any more brilliant ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 8th, 2006, 7:29am »
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Pretty much anything can implement the golden ratio if you choose it to do so.  Take a ferris wheel as an example.  The dimensions of the cars on a ferris wheel could be determined by the Golden Ratio.  The length and width of the spokes (or whatever they're called) could also do the same.  Even the queue lines to get on the rides could be constructed using the Golden Ratio.  There are an infinite number of applications here.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 1st, 2008, 6:58am »
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I found  this website the other day whilst researching Phi for art coursework. There are quite a few examples of where it can be found.
 
http://goldennumber.net/
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 9th, 2008, 5:09pm »
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turns out its 42
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 18th, 2008, 11:29pm »
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I have a book by Mario Livio about the history of the Golden Ratio, it's origin etc. it's quite good
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 5th, 2009, 12:42pm »
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on Dec 6th, 2006, 7:37am, THUDandBLUNDER wrote:
Here is a good source:
 
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/

 
Yes, I like this source. Then I went to another page of the same website:
 
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/phi.html
 
See under "Similar Numbers"
about other numbers that have the Phi property that when you square them their decimal parts remain the same.
 
series of number here is 5, (9), 13, 17, 21, (25), 29, ... which are the numbers that are 1 more than the multiples of 4.  
 
I searched for this series on the "The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences" but couldn't find it.
 
Did I miss it?
 
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 17th, 2009, 2:19pm »
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on Mar 18th, 2008, 11:29pm, Roy wrote:
I have a book by Mario Livio about the history of the Golden Ratio, it's origin etc. it's quite good

I have it and agree.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 1:24pm »
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Suppose a Fibonacci sequence starts with (a,b), that is to say:
 
(a, b, a+b, a+2b, 2a+3b, 3a+5b, ..., Fn-2 a + Fn-1 b, ...)
 
with
 
f0 = a,  
f1 = b,  
f2 = a+b,  
f3 = a+2b,  
f4 = 2a+3b,  
f5 = 3a+5b,  
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fi = Fi-2 a + Fi-1 b
 
and the value of fi given, say, 104 = 24 * 54
 
What are the values of f0 and f1 ?
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 2:40pm »
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on Feb 2nd, 2010, 1:24pm, BenVitale wrote:
and the value of fi given, say, 104 = 24 * 54
 
What are the values of f0 and f1 ?
There is no way to tell if you're only given one fi
 
For example, if f2=x, then for any a  f0=a, f1x-a works.
And obviously you can work backwards for later i in a similar way.
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 2:58pm »
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on Feb 2nd, 2010, 2:40pm, towr wrote:

There is no way to tell if you're only given one fi

 
Could we use the Index shift rule to determine the first two terms of this sequence?
I thought I could, but I got stuck ... so I posted this problem, here, requesting help.
 
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For example, if f2=x, then for any a f0=a, f1x-a works.
And obviously you can work backwards for later i in a similar way.

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 5:01pm »
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on Feb 2nd, 2010, 2:58pm, BenVitale wrote:

 
Could we use the Index shift rule to determine the first two terms of this sequence?
I thought I could, but I got stuck ... so I posted this problem, here, requesting help.
 

What towr was trying to convey is that for any given fi, you can choose any value you want for fi-1 and that will give you a different (but still valid) sequence.
 
 
Another way of looking at it is that you have one equation in two unknowns:
fi = Fi-2a + Fi-1b
where everything but a and b is known.
 
Adding in an expression for any other term of the sequence adds another equation and another unknown (that term of the sequence) so doesn't help make the system of equations any more solvable.
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« Reply #15 on: Feb 2nd, 2010, 5:49pm »
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Oh, I see. I'm trying to be creative with the Fibonacci series. And, I was trying to figure out a formula to test a number with a Fibo that starts with (a,b)
 
We know that in the Fibo series that starts with (1,1), that is:
 
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, ...
 
N is a Fibonacci number if and only if 5N2 + 4 or 5N2 4 is a square number
 
What would be the formula to test numbers to see if they belong in Fibo (a,b)?
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 3rd, 2010, 3:22am »
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on Feb 2nd, 2010, 1:24pm, BenVitale wrote:
Suppose a Fibonacci sequence starts with (a,b), that is to say:
 
(a, b, a+b, a+2b, 2a+3b, 3a+5b, ..., Fn-2 a + Fn-1 b, ...)
 
with
 
f0 = a,  
f1 = b,  
f2 = a+b,  
f3 = a+2b,  
f4 = 2a+3b,  
f5 = 3a+5b,  
....................................
fi = Fi-2 a + Fi-1 b
 
and the value of fi given, say, 104 = 24 * 54
 
What are the values of f0 and f1 ?

A more tricky variant on this question would be:
what is the largest i for which the series exists entirely of positive numbers?
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on Feb 3rd, 2010, 3:22am, JohanC wrote:
A more tricky variant on this question would be:
what is the largest i for which the series exists entirely of positive numbers?

For fi = 10000, I find i = 13 for (a, b) = (80, 20) by a simple exhaustive search. I don't think it's a coincidence that for these (a, b), fi-1 is approximately 10000 / Phi.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 3rd, 2010, 4:23am »
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on Feb 2nd, 2010, 5:49pm, BenVitale wrote:
What would be the formula to test numbers to see if they belong in Fibo (a,b)?

fn ~= (a+b)/sqrt(5) n-2, so if a,b are given it's simple enough.
 
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 3rd, 2010, 1:18pm »
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Thanks to all of you for the contributions.
 
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Reason: Basically, I asked how was the formula (5N2 + 4 or 5N2 4 is a square number) constructed?
 
I found the construction of the formula.
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 20th, 2010, 2:53pm »
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This site suggests that there is a relationship between Fibonacci series and Stock Market prices
 
http://goldennumber.net/stocks.htm
 
What do you think?
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on Feb 20th, 2010, 2:53pm, BenVitale wrote:
What do you think?
I think they're mad.
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 23rd, 2010, 2:14am »
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Not mad, just salespeople.
 
The madmen are those who buy from them.
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:51am »
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Yes, I agree. It is a mad attempt. It is the behavior of a snake oil salesmen.
 
This shows our deep need for control. We are in a deep recession, and we feel out of control. We feel fear.
 
From an evolutionary standpoint, if we are in control of our environment, then we have a far better chance of survival.  
 
The owners of that website are selling a software. Either they believe in their product or are just dishonest. They know that the stock market is driven by fear and greed.
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 3rd, 2011, 2:06pm »
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Mathworld gives the following Golden Ratio Approximations
 
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatioApproximations.html
 
The first two approximations:
(5*pi/6)^.5
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%285*pi%2F6%29^.5
or here http://tinyurl.com/4y66rat
 
(7*pi/5*e)
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%287*pi%29%2F%285*e%29
 
I found a curious approximation where only the digit 5 is used:
 
 5^.5*.5+.5
 
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=+5^.5*.5%2B.5  
or here http://tinyurl.com/3as4uau
 
 
 
 
 
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