Publisher description for The divine proportion: a study in mathematical beauty, by H. E. Huntley.


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Engaging introduction to that curious feature of mathematics which provides framework for so many structures in biology, chemistry, and the arts. Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal’s triangle, the Fibonnacci series and much more.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Golden section