Leonardo - Leonardo's Mathematics Non mi legga chi non e...

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Leonardo's Mathematics Non mi legga chi non e matematico. "Let no one read me who is not a mathematician ." Recall Plato's inscription over his academy door, Let no one enter who is lacking in geometry? This phrase taken from Leonardo's notebooks gives some idea of the importance he placed on mathematics. He also wrote, "There is no certainty in sciences where one of the mathematical sciences cannot be applied . .. . The Platonic Solids Slide 15-11: Leonardo's Illustrations , Reti p. 70 Leonardo studied Pacioli's Summa , from which he copied tables of proportions and multiplication tables. Luca, 7 years older than Leonardo, arrived in Milan in 1496, probably at Leonardo's suggestion, and by 1497 they were collaborating on Pacioli's Divina Proportione , Published in 1509. Pacioli devoted the entire second part of Divina Proportione to the Platonic solids. relating the Platonic solids to the golden ratio like this: "As God brought into being the celestial virtue, the fifth essence, and through it
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