13 Mar But in his new book The Golden Ratio, author Mario Livio examines the Cover of The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jul 13, , Peter Louis Antonelli and others published Mario Livio-The Golden Ratio The Story of PHI, the World’s. THE. GOLDEN. RATIO. The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing. Number. MARIO LIVIO. BROADWAY BOOKS. New York.

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Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, Mario Livio reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist. In its many appearances Livio conveys the magic of Phi. The arrangement of leaves around a branch phytotaxisand goldem arrangement of the scales on a pinecone, for example.

## The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number

Un numero, un rapporto che ritroviamo o che molti studiosi hanno trovato in molte opere dell’uomo e opere della natura. From Livio focused his research on supernova explosions and their use in determining the rate of expansion of the universe. Telling us that “the Golden Ratio has inspired thinkers of all disciplines like no other number in the history of mathematics”, he moves from Buddhist tradition to Indian poetry, from plant and animal growth to avant-garde architecture, in this broadranging book.

I appreciated the sensibility Livio showed in this work, specifically in his loyalty to the scientific method. Next, Livio’s discussion of Jacques Villon implies that the artist never used the Golden Ratio in his work and that none of the paintings exhibited in the cubist exhibition “Section d’Or” The Golden Section “actually included the Golden Section as a basis for its composition. There is also a section on prime numbers which is just as inter This is a great book about number theory in general and is much more than just the discussion of phi, the golden ratio.

Phi is said to be the most irrational of irrational numbers. Livio’s book offers much more than a seemingly endless series of numerical games.

Most of the time it’s images of Rivera’s murals of Detroit industry in Michigan. Livio was born in Bucharest in Romaniaand lived with his grandparents when his mother and father were forced to flee the country for political reasons.

Two of the videos I found most helpful in understanding the math behind this book were: The book discusses the uniqueness of the golden ratio represented by the Greek letter phi and how it has fascinated and interested mathematicians, scientists, and artists throughout history. Skip to main content. Fhe Livio born is an Israeli-American astrophysicist and an author of works that popularize science and mathematics.

The mathematical proofs combined with application to the world provide a very comprehensive book. Mario Livio’s The Golden Ratio nicely balanced the last book I read about the world’s most astonishing number.

## Mario Livio

Jul 17, Jimmy Ele rated it it was amazing Shelves: From the etymology of numbers, to the Pythagorean brotherhood, and the discovery of incommensurability, and finally, to modern day mathematics. May 15, Teodora rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Math is a not infrequent haven of new agers who gave up on the tried and true faiths of their parents. Livio however, created what I felt to be an adequate mix between math teaching an math biography. At least the rash of books for general audiences in this vein published in the last two decades suggests this.

Most readers marioo have at least dim memories from geometry class of the irrational number pi. Dude, I’m falling asleep here. Magari ero io che da questo libro mi aspettavo troppo, non so.

This equality yields Phi, an irrational number beginning with 1. But some goldden the diverse places that the Golden Ratio actually does appear includes: Really informative, surprisingly narrative, and a nice, but critical, love letter.

### The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio

Astro-physicist Livio’s leading character is a somewhat less well-known constant – those livlo numbers discovered or created by mathematicians over the centuries.

Are you for real? But sometimes the drawn out history lesson left my interest to wander. Mathematical constants make engaging characters ljvio the popular imagination. By using this site, you agree to the Mrio of Use and Privacy Policy.

The book surveys various people and cultures who employed mathematics in their building, artistic, and musical endeavors in a chronological order, trying to determine how deep their knowledge was and how deliberate their use of higher mathematics.

The book’s strength is that you don’t goldej to be a mathematical minded person to be able to understand it. Comunque, secondo me non vale proprio la pena leggerlo. Dec 02, Ms. The structure of the book is excellent — each section moves smoothly and, often, chronologically into the next, while bh bring divided by subject.

Now fold b so that it is perpendicular to a. Jan 11, Rosemary Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: I suppose credit where it’s due a lot of this is actually debunking the bible codesque shit, but why is it even the focus of a serious book Happily, he would always tie it back to them mathematics, which kept me interested. Jul 06, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: From an arts perspective, this book is tragic and misinforms an audience that wants genuine information on a topic wrought with misinformation.

As he asks in his closing chapter, “Is God a Mathematician? Livio however, created what I felt to be an adequate mix between math teaching an math biogr Reading this book was a stimulating experience.