The Golden Mean and the Physics of Aesthetics

  title={The Golden Mean and the Physics of Aesthetics},
  author={Subhash Kak},
The golden mean, Φ, has been applied in diverse situations in art, architecture and music, and although some have claimed that it represents a basic aesthetic proportion, others have argued that it is only one of a large number of such ratios. We review its early history, especially its relationship to the Mount Meru of Pingala. We examine the successive divisions of 3, 7, and 22 notes of Indian music and suggest derivation from variants of the Mount Meru. We also speculate on the… CONTINUE READING
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