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Old 09-08-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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While looking at the specifications for the Scamp 16 I realized that its height and length measurements (in that order) somewhat matched part of the Fibonocci sequence and thus approximating the Golden Ratio. I wonder if this is by accident or the work of some style conscious designer early on.
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Since I notice the Golden Ratio in a lot of places after becoming aware of it, I think it could a subconscious phenomena, and the original designer did what was pleasing, and therefore in step with it... (by accident)
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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I know what a Fibonocci sequence is....what's a Golden Ratio.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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I know what a Fibonocci sequence is....what's a Golden Ratio.
Divide any number in the sequence by its succeeding number. Well, not exactly but it's a good approximation. Numbers further along in the sequence yield a better result. The height vs width ratio, found in many structures (e.g. Parthenon, etc) are found to match proportions in nature and supposedly are the most pleasing to the eye. Result - trailers (assuming 8 ft. height) shorter than 13 ft. in length look stubby and longer than 13 ft. look too expansive. OK, find this criteria in your shopping check list.
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I know what a Fibonocci sequence is....what's a Golden Ratio.
Golden Ratio, or "Phi"

It has some relationship to Sacred Geometry.

I once had a friend who was really, really "into" this subject. While I find it very interesting, and did buy some books to study on the subject, I could not stay in "tune" with what my friend liked to talk about.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:56 AM   #6
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As a wood worker I see this all the time in plans that are for eye pleasing furniture.
Put simply....
The ratio between the larger one and the smaller is approximately 1.6180339887.
Take the smaller and times it by the phi or 1.62 to make it easy.
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