Fibonacci Numbers in Architecture. Emily Cookson. Contents. Introduction Alleged Golden Architecture Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece Medieval Islamic Architecture Golden Architecture Le Corbusier Fibonacci Spirals Conclusion. Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio.
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We can see that
from tableEgyptian Fractions
Ratios of consecutive Fibonacci numbers using Egyptian mathematics:
, n is even
, n is odd
where n >1.
which can be expressed as:
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