Golden Rectangles

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Illustration showing succession of golden rectangles that are used to construct the golden spiral. Two quantities are considered to be in the golden ratio if (a+ b)/a = a/b which is represented by the Greek letter phi. Each rectangle shown is subdivided into smaller golden rectangles. The golden spiral is a special type of logarithmic spiral. Each part is similar to smaller and larger parts.


Golden Mean


Florida Center for Instructional Technology Clipart ETC (Tampa: University of South Florida, 2007)


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