11C aspect ratio Dave Chapman Junior Member Posts: 1 Threads: 1 Joined: Jan 1970 07-27-2005, 01:39 PM Has anyone mentioned that the apsect ratio of the 11C and similar calculators is almost exactly the Golden Ratio, (Sqrt[5]+1)/2 ? Howard Owen Posting Freak Posts: 1,830 Threads: 113 Joined: Aug 2005 07-27-2005, 02:09 PM In nature when this shows up, we say it's the result of underlying physical processes that embody the mathematics that produce the ratio. In a calculator designed by HP in Corvalis, we'd have to say it's the result of underlying humor by mathematics geeks embodying the spirit of great engineering. Where'd all that stuff go to, anyway? Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) Posting Freak Posts: 4,027 Threads: 172 Joined: Aug 2005 07-27-2005, 02:50 PM Hi, Dave; some time ago, Gerson mentioned this very fact in here. I tried to search the aschives but did not find it. If Gerson read this thread he'll probably remember when did he post it. Sorry not being more precise about the message itself. Best regards. Luiz (Brazil) bill platt Posting Freak Posts: 2,448 Threads: 90 Joined: Jul 2005 07-27-2005, 03:55 PM No wonder it is so beautiful! Gerson W. Barbosa Posting Freak Posts: 2,761 Threads: 100 Joined: Jul 2005 07-27-2005, 06:13 PM Hi Luiz, I coudn't find the post either. In short, the length/width ratio in the Voyagers is 12.7cm/7.87cm = 1.6137 very close to 1.6180 [Sqrt(5)+1]/2. In inches, 5"/3.1" = 1.6129. These are official specifications listed at: Actually, the first one to have mentioned this here was John Ioannidis: Now we know what the Parthenon and the Voyagers have in common: the golden ration. No wonder they are so wonderful! Cheers, Gerson. don wallace Senior Member Posts: 252 Threads: 16 Joined: Aug 2005 07-28-2005, 03:38 AM Hi all. IMHO, it's just (yet) another beautiful touch by the designers to enhance the visual beauty of the product. . . « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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