The Golden Ratio

This year I chose to take my research assignment in mathematics because I like to work with numbers. Then I chose to research about the “golden ratio” which is a very interesting subject.

What is Golden Ratio?

The interesting part of this subject is that it can occur everywhere in our lives. The golden proportion is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length being equal to the ratio of the longer length to the sum of both lengths.

The golden ratio is also a term used to describe proportioning a piece into two pieces. In a work of art or architecture, if the artist or architect maintained a ratio of small elements to larger elements that was the same as the ratio of larger elements to the whole and the end result was pleasing to the eye. The golden ratio is equal to 1.61803398874989484820... The numeric value is called “phi”. Also the golden ratio is and its symbol is “phi”.

The golden ratio describes a rectangle with a length roughly one and a half times its width. Also known as the golden section, golden mean and divine proportion, among other names, it has intrigued mathematicians and artists alike for centuries. The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction of the Pyramids and the architecture of the Ancient Athens is thought to be based on it, and many artists have fashioned their works around it.

The Golden Ratio Around Us

The golden ratio is first occurred in the design of the Great Pyramids. It looks like Ancient Egyptians used the Golden Ratio to build their pyramids. The pyramids show one of the first examples of using the golden ratio in architecture. The Golden Ratio was used to build these wonders of the world back in around 2500 B.C. The pyramids have a square base, where the length of each side equals to about 230 meters. The height of the pyramids is about 146 meters. The ratio of these measurements gives us the golden ratio.

It is thought that The Greeks have based the design of the Parthenon...