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Mysterious Ratio

Filed under: Research, Thoughts — Tags: — abbe @ 1756

Golden ratio (φ). Also known as divine proportion. I came across it first time, when I was reading Introduction to Algorithms, and there I encountered it in a question based on Fibonacci Series. I thought it was just a normal ratio, but then I’ve encountered it in several topics, e.g. In Algorithms, the authors told that Knuth has recommended this ratio for generating primes, and in Numerical methods of computation too. And more recently, I’ve seen it on Wikipedia, and a website dedicated to it. How is it related to so many real world things…


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