The Golden Ratio Predicted: Vision, Cognition And Locomotion As A Single Design In Nature

@article{Bejan2009TheGR,
  title={The Golden Ratio Predicted: Vision, Cognition And Locomotion As A Single Design In Nature},
  author={Adrian Bejan},
  journal={International Journal of Design \& Nature and Ecodynamics},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={97-104}
}
  • A. Bejan
  • Published 2009
  • Engineering
  • International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics
Shapes with length/height ratios (L/H) close to 3/2 are everywhere and give the impression that they are being ‘designed’ to match the golden ratio (Φ = 1.618). Here I show that these shapes emerge as part of an evolutionary phenomenon that facilitates the flow of information from the plane to the brain, in accordance with the constructal law of generation and evolution of design in nature. The time required by the eyes to scan a rectangular area L ! H is minimal when the shape is L/H = V L /V… Expand

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