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Spring 2-9-2011


Spring 2011


The Golden Ratio has generally been revered as the most aesthetically pleasing relationship that exists between two numbers. The Fibonacci Sequence is a famous collection of integers occurring unusually often in nature, with many amazing properties, and is intimately related to the Golden Ratio. An intriguing puzzle (“The Vanishing Square”) will set the stage. Then we will examine the origins of both the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence and discover how their histories are intertwined. But….does the Golden Ratio really live up to its reputation?


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The original presentation included a video clip, available on YouTube at Only the first 78 slides were included in the presentation. The others contain related material of interest.

This presentation was featured in the February 10, 2011 issue of the Collegian. Click here to view the article.

The Golden Ratio - 6.pptx (50844 kB)
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Explorer Cafe Intro -- Andrilli.doc (119 kB)
Timeline for Golden Ratio.doc (34 kB)
The Fibonacci Numbers.doc (22 kB)

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