golden ratio - CarlyGeller 1.6180339887..Astructureisin

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Carly Geller 3-D Biological Structures 11/8/10 The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci’s Series 1.6180339887. ... This never ending number is the Golden Ratio. A structure is in  the golden ratio if the sum of the quantities compared to the larger quantity is the same  as the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. This ratio mixes science and art  with mathematical logic. It is also called the divine proportion, the golden section, or the  extreme and mean ratio. Discovered by Phidias, a Greek sculptor, the ratio influenced  the architecture of the Parthenon, the Mona Lisa, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and a  variety of biological structures. The Golden Ratio also influences the Golden Rectangle.  Last, the Golden ratio directly correlates to the Fibonacci series. This concept, brought  about thousands of years ago, still applies to life today.  Though it is said that the Greeks discovered this complicated ratio, it was used  years before by the Egyptians when building the Great Pyramid of Giza.  The Greeks  named it “phi” after the Greek sculptor, Phidias. It uses the symbol 
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