Chaos Project

General => Academics => Topic started by: winkio on January 09, 2016, 02:28:53 pm

Title: Golden Ratio
Post by: winkio on January 09, 2016, 02:28:53 pm
I came across the tumblr post that was pretty interesting:

There are plenty of good explanations in there, especially about why we see the golden ratio in nature.
Title: Re: Golden Ratio
Post by: Blizzard on January 10, 2016, 04:16:35 am
That's pretty interesting. I always felt that φ being the golden ratio was kinda bullshit, but now I know why the number is actually useful.
That dot-mapping app is a nice touch. It's interesting to see how all irrational numbers actually can achieve a similarly uniform distribution in the later stages / outer parts, but only φ is actually equally distributed even in the center.