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Re^5: Constants you cannot help but remember

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 10, 2004 at 01:03 UTC ( #362953=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Constants you cannot help but remember
in thread Constants you cannot help but remember

I kinda guessed that poqui had used the wrong formula:) This is 'Golden Mean' by another name isn't it?


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Re^6: Constants you cannot help but remember
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jul 05, 2004 at 11:06 UTC

    Sure, it's the golden mean, (sqrt(5)+1)/2. Knuth calls it phi in the Concrete Mathematics. (Note the fine way Knuth abuses greek letters: the golden mean phi is \phi but the Euler-phi function is written as \varphi in the book.)

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