Biomimetics and Biomimicry in Engineering

Fibonacci magic

In Comment on 2013/11/18 at 12:01 am

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377…

Arthur Benjamin takes us through this inspiring maths class on the wonder of Fibonacci numbers, and how patterns in nature are formed.

 

When you build a rectangle using the Fibonacci numbers as side length, you obtain this:

Fibonacci_numbers_ABenjamin_TED

And the ratio length over base gives you the Golden Ratio, thought of the guide for aesthetics and emotional design (e.g. Apple products have this their length/base ratio, have you noticed?)

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