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Does anyone know any practical uses for the number Phi? I have just read a book about it and I am wondering what else it can be used for. Such as in Electronics or mechanical engineering. Thanks! =-)
Nothing of this is true! New Agers make gross approximations to several logarithmic spirals in order to fit them to the number phi and the golden rule.DuncanM said:I don't know if there are any "practical uses" for Phi, it simply seems to come up quite often in nature and has several unique properties (for example, the arrangement of flower petals, seeds, the Great Pyramid of Giza, etc.).
There is much material posted on the following website:
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fib.html
This would give you a good start. If you do a search for "phi" or "golden section" you will find much more.
Regards,
DuncanM
http://www.rocketscientists.ca/
Phi is exactly the perigee of an ellipse that has One, “1,” for the Natural function (often referred to as half the focal length, which length, heuristically, represents a wave; thus, the soliton equals One, “1,” which represents the smallest pulse of a particular form of energy.xJuggleboy said:Does anyone know any practical uses for the number Phi? I have just read a book about it and I am wondering what else it can be used for. Such as in Electronics or mechanical engineering. Thanks! =-)