The Greeks were very
interested in measuring things by comparing them to a set unit. They found
that there was a relation
between pairs of measurements such as the ratio or the quotient.
They were also interested in proportion e.g. when two ratios are equal.
They were also
interested in "beauty".
They referred to the
most beautiful proportion as golden ratio (from gold) and the number
represented by the symbol F
is the golden number. It appears in nature and the Greeks
were the first to apply it to Art.
This unit offers an
introduction to the golden number.
