MetaFilter posts tagged with Math and goldenratio
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Posts tagged with 'Math' and 'goldenratio' at MetaFilter.Tue, 26 May 2015 13:56:41 -0800Tue, 26 May 2015 13:56:41 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60But is it fools' gold?
http://www.metafilter.com/149937/But%2Dis%2Dit%2Dfools%2Dgold
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio">The Golden Ratio</a> or the Golden Mean is touted as universal principle of mathematics, aesthetics, and architecture. <a href="http://io9.com/5985588/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature">Its natural occurrences</a> are often associated with beauty and health. But naysayers think the Golden Ratio is <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3044877/the-golden-ratio-designs-biggest-myth">myth or even a scam</a>. Golden ratio <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/97143/Schrdingers-Ratio">previously</a> and <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/69850/golden-ratio-in-the-amen-break">previouslier</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.149937Tue, 26 May 2015 13:56:41 -0800immlassLook up to the sky and say it
http://www.metafilter.com/134397/Look%2Dup%2Dto%2Dthe%2Dsky%2Dand%2Dsay%2Dit
<a href="http://vimeo.com/80654617">There Will Be Numbers</a> Filmmaker <a href="http://vimeo.com/alishirazi">Ali Shirazi</a> takes There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and <a href="http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/12/there-will-be-blood-through-numbers.html">shows how it employs a variety of film techniques</a>, <a href="http://io9.com/golden-ratios-of-film-the-math-in-there-will-be-blood-1474381953">some derived directly</a> from <a href="http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~demo5337/s97b/art.htm">art</a> through <a href="http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/golden-ratio.html">the centuries</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2013:site.134397Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:56:12 -0800Potomac AvenueThe Art of π, φ and e
http://www.metafilter.com/117319/The%2DArt%2Dof%2Dpi%2Dphi%2Dand%2De
<a href="http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pi/art/">The Art of π, φ and <em>e</em></a> The creator of <a href="http://circos.ca/">Circos</a> and <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/110081/Buzzing-about-network-graphs">hive plots</a> plays around with visualizing a few irrational numbers and their odd characteristics. tag:metafilter.com,2012:site.117319Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:27:04 -0800Blazecock Pileongolden ratio in the amen break
http://www.metafilter.com/69850/golden%2Dratio%2Din%2Dthe%2Damen%2Dbreak
<a href="http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/Amen%20Break%20and%20GR.html">The Amen Break and the Golden Ratio</a> by mathematics educator and author, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Michael%20S.%20Schneider">Michael S. Schneider</a>. Schneider, having already researched and written about the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio">golden ratio</a> extensively, noticed it right away when hearing the the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen_break">amen break</a> for the first time (<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/49425/break-it-down-like-this">amen break previously</a> on the blue). While <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_mathematics#The_Golden_Ratio_and_Fibonacci_Numbers">some composers</a> have been known to intentionally incorporate fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio into their works, perhaps this is just another one of the <a href="http://goldennumber.net/life.htm">many instances</a> of the ratio showing up in nature. tag:metafilter.com,2008:site.69850Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:09:14 -0800p3t3Impossible Crystals
http://www.metafilter.com/59563/Impossible%2DCrystals
"This is a story of how the impossible became possible. How, for centuries, scientists were absolutely sure that solids (as well as decorative patterns like tiling and quilts) could only have certain symmetries - such as square, hexagonal and triangular - and that most symmetries, including five-fold symmetry in the plane and icosahedral symmetry in three dimensions (the symmetry of a soccer ball), were strictly forbidden. Then, about twenty years ago, a new kind of pattern, known as a "quasicrystal," was envisaged that shatters the symmetry restrictions and allows for an infinite number of new patterns and structures that had never been seen before, suggesting a whole new class of materials...."<br><br>Physicist Paul J. Steinhardt <a href="http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=269&lecture_id=4126">delivers a fascinating lecture</a> (WMV) on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_tiling">tilings</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasicrystal">quasicrystals</a>. However, it turns out science was beaten to the punch: a recent <a href="http://www.physics.harvard.edu/~plu/publications/Science_315_1106_2007.pdf">paper</a> (PDF) <a href="http://blog.sciencenews.org/mathtrek/2007/02/ancient_islamic_penrose_tiles_1.html">suggests</a> Islamic architecture developed similar tilings centuries earlier. tag:metafilter.com,2007:site.59563Sun, 18 Mar 2007 20:54:55 -0800parudoxThe so-called Golden Ratio
http://www.metafilter.com/33665/The%2Dsocalled%2DGolden%2DRatio
A good article on the so-called <a href="http://www.maa.org/devlin/devlin_06_04.html">Golden Ratio</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2004:site.33665Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:47:07 -0800stbalbachThe golden section
http://www.metafilter.com/16373/The%2Dgolden%2Dsection
The golden section (<a href="http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/GreekScience/Students/Tim/Golden.html">math</a>, <a href="http://textism.com/bucket/fibsquare.html" title="small flash piece, yay textism">graphics</a>) is an important relation used by <a href="http://www.goldenmeangauge.co.uk/images/art3.jpg">artists</a> and <a href="http://galaxy.cau.edu/tsmith/KW/goldenpenrose.html">mathematicians</a>, among others. I'm curious if any of you have good examples of recent use. tag:metafilter.com,2002:site.16373Mon, 15 Apr 2002 17:00:54 -0800lbergstr