Golden Ratio - you might want to make the ratio of its...

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Golden Ratio So what is this Golden Ratio that the Great Pyramid is supposed to contain? A ratio is the quotient of two quantities. The ratio of a to b is a/b The price/earnings ratio is the price of a share of stock divided by the earnings of that share. Price/ Earnings A proportion results when two ratios are set equal to each other. Thus if the ratio of a to b equals the ratio of c to d, we have the proportion, a/b = c/d Systems of Proportions Throughout much of art history, artists and architects were concerned with the proportions of the parts of their works. For example, if you were designing a temple,
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Unformatted text preview: you might want to make the ratio of its height any old number, or perhaps, for some reason, a particular value. In fact, we'll see that there were not only particular ratios that were preferred, but sometimes entire systems of proportions . Some systems of proportions were based on: 1. The musical intervals 2. The Human Body 3. The Golden Ratio We'll see as we go along that these systems of proportions will be recurring themes thoughout the course....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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