# Golden spiral

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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.

Phi, or 1.618, is known as the golden ratio, and can be found throughout artistic composition and nature. It can be represented in the formula (a+b)/a = a/b = phi.This formula applies to the golden…

Who among us has never heard of the golden ratio? We speak of a mathematical constant, the number 1.618, producedContinue reading

A Fibonacci spiral which approximates the golden spiral, using Fibonacci sequence square sizes up to 34.

The systems view of life, not surprisingly, includes a new systemic understanding of evolution. Rather than seeing evolution as the result of only random mutations and natural selection, we are beginning to recognize the creative unfolding of life in forms of ever-increasing diversity and complexity as an inherent characteristic of all living systems. Although mutation and natural selection are still acknowledged as important aspects of biological evolution, the central focus is on…