Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 9 Sep 2010

Auth: yzhang(.pmgrad;1504.2007)@p494.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio (or the divine proportion) if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. It has important significance in mathematics, arts and architecture. This talk will introduce and explore this constant and its relations to the pentagram, Fibonacci numbers, the princess problem and Beatty sequences.