Palmed off


Earlier, I looked at this picture and the word that came to my wandering mind was Fibonacci. This isn’t the right proportion to represent a Fibonacci sequence (I think—or at least it’s not a logarithmic spiral), but it is nevertheless quite visually appealing.


  1. kayak woman says:

    I always wonder how the Fibonacci sequence (et al) may be used behind the scenes and is not obvious to the human eye.

    Just a thought from a very amateur mathematician.

  2. kayak woman says:

    Er, not sure that made sense, I mean maybe it is not *always* obvious.

  3. Janet Van Fleet says:

    Did you know that Fibonacci was one of the first mathematicians to advocate for the use of the arabic numbering system (with its miracle of ZERO!) by the west? Can you imagine doing calculations with roman numerals?