14 edition of **The divine proportion: a study in mathematical beauty** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1970** by Dover Publications in New York .

Written in English

- Golden section

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement | by H. E. Huntley. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA466 .H85 1970 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xii, 186 p. |

Number of Pages | 186 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL5696209M |

ISBN 10 | 0486222543 |

LC Control Number | 70093195 |

Markings do not interfere with readability. As evidenced by the other names for the number, such as the divine proportion and golden section, many wondrous properties have been attributed to phi. The text compares the proportions of the human body to those of artificial structures, with examples from classical Greco-Roman architecture. Studies and Documents on Cultural Policies, No.

The volume reproduces in an appendix the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some teachers prefer to use mathematical manipulatives to present mathematics in an aesthetically pleasing way. An introductory section 1 describes the most important mathematical occurrences of the golden section. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly.

It is enjoyable on a surface read. Four stars for the engaging text and enthusiastic prose along with the lovely illustrations. In a day to day elementary school mathematics class, symmetry can be presented as such in an artistic manner where students see aesthetically pleasing results in mathematics. May be without endpapers or title page. Don't let that deter you from buying the book though. Poetry, patterns like Pascal's triangle, philosophy, psychology, music, and dozens of simple mathematical figures are enlisted to show that the "divine proportion" or "golden ratio" is a feature of geometry and analysis which awakes answering echoes in the human psyche.

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Just a fine collection of photographs of polyhedra and a simple text. The authors introduce symbolic logic, group theory, matrices, vectors, modular arithmetic and graph theory in a readable Flather and J. The content of the final chapter of the book had almost no relevance to the subject, and its deletion would have improved the book immensely.

The last few pages describe briefly the tools, materials and techniques used to construct the models. One can study the mathematics of paper folding by observing the crease pattern on unfolded origami pieces. Not very deep, but it provides a decent smattering of ideas about phi.

If the ratio between these two portions is the same as the ratio between the overall stick and the larger segment, the portions are said to be in the golden ratio. See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. A Universal Declaration of Human Rights, indeed! Much of the content covers concepts which require a modicum of effort and thought.

Coxeter, 'Mathematical Recreations and Essays' and H. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Good G : This item is in okay condition and basically works well. Reading this book helped me to pass a most enjoyable few hours of a transatlantic flight.

The volume reproduces in an appendix the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It includes a very useful list of references. Needless to say, eventual acceptance of these new concepts revolutionized accounting and other business operations, not to mention Western mathematics.

For example, Gauss's Theorema Egregium is a deep theorem which relates a local phenomenon curvature to a global phenomenon area in a surprising way.

With one exception p. Sometimes called: mint-minus.

This does not read like a mathematical text; The Secret Code appeals to a more general audience, moving beyond the strictly mathematical import into connections with science, art and nature.

In a Regular Pentagon, C Divides AB in the Golden Ratio Notice also that "the term golden ratio [ … ] was never used by the [ ancient ] mathematicians [ … ] The common term used by early writers was simply 'division in extreme and mean ratio. March and P.

I do have one primary criticism of the book. Petrie, 'The Fifty-nine Icosahedra'. In particular, the area of a triangle on a curved surface is proportional to the excess of the triangle and the proportionality is curvature.1 This image was kindly scanned by Daniel J Denis from H E Huntley, The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty (Dover Publications, New York ).

This book is a classical survey of the golden section and its recurring appearances in nature, the arts and the sciences. The Divine Proportion by Huntley, H. E. Paperback available at Half Price Books® hildebrandsguld.com The Divine Proportion: A Study In Mathematical Beauty.

by Huntley, H. E. Explores the aesthetic, emotional, artistic and philosophical significance of geometric figures, scientific patterns and mathematical formulas Average used book with. All in all, this book will make one appreciate beauty in a new way, as well as the sciences.

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Huntley Limited preview - The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty /5(5). Apr 11, · That’s an incredible role for one number to play, but then again this one number has played an incredible role in human history and the universe at large” -The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty by H.E.

Huntley “All beauty is mathematics” -Ancient Greeks “(The use of the Divine Proportion) seem(s) to be incorporated. This does not read like a mathematical text; The Secret Code appeals to a more general audience, moving beyond the strictly mathematical import into connections with science, art and nature.

The book has over illustrations to assist the reader in grasping the whole concept of the Divine Proportion--the main purpose of this book/5.

Poetry, patterns like Pascal's triangle, philosophy, psychology, music, and dozens of simple mathematical figures are enlisted to show that the "divine proportion" or "golden ratio" is a feature of geometry and analysis which awakes answering echoes in the human hildebrandsguld.com: Dover Publications.