Saturday, 16 August 2014

Numbers Are Beautiful

Today's my birthday. YAS this girl just turned 17 today. But this 16th of August is ultra-special , my most favorite aunt (you may know her as Hibo on my blog) is getting married. Yay!
I will be dressing up and leaving for the occasion anytime sooner. Areeba is sleeping , she has been so so sleepy these days. Surely , Amma Jaan (mom) is not happy about it (hah!) so while she's away , Areeba has freedom to procrastinate as much as she can. I have been spinning like a teetotum for wedding arrangements , I have wonderful Iva on blog today. No-brainer , her blog is always so informative and leaves me hanging with so much useful knowledge (that I would be, IN NO WAY, reading in books or wheresoever)
She knows this chica (pat on my back) is crazy for math so she has amazing (math-ish) post for all of us.
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Hello all Noor's Place readers and Happy Friday to all!
Welcome new visitors - my blogging alias is AwesomelyOZ (Over-Zealous) and I go by Iva. I blog at Yes I’m Crazy, That’s Why I’m Awesome and I will have been blogging for one year come September. I write weekly articles on society, life, and science but it will always vary depending on my level of interest. It is no secret that Noor LOVES math and is going to be one bad arse accountant. So in honor of her love for math, let’s talk about NUMBERS!
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Plus, funny too. These are all examples of the Fibonacci Sequence. And it is just about everywhere. Here is the first few numbers in the sequence:
fibnumbersSo in honor of the first beginning numbers, here are: 0, 1, 1 things about the Fibonacci Sequence:
  1. The next number in the sequence is calculated by the sum of the previous two numbers. So 0+1 = 1, 1+1 = 2, 1+2 = 3, and so forth and so forth.
  2. It was named after Fibonacci, whose real name is Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, an impressive Italian mathematician. He is best known to the modern world for spreading Hindu-Arabic numeral system to Europe; basically the math we use today.
  3. It appears in nature often - the numbers in a flower petal and spirals on the sunflower tend to be fibonacci numbers as well.
  4. A spiral is made by using the widths of squares made using the numbers in the sequence.
  5. The Golden Ratio is 1.618033.. which represents an irrational number with an infinite number of decimal places and it never repeats itself.
  6. The bigger the pair of Fibonacci numbers, the closer to the Golden Ratio
  7. Patterns that emerge: every 3rd number is a multiple of 2, every 4th number is a multiple of 3, every 5th number if a multiple of 5, and many more..
  8. Musical frequencies are based on Fibonacci ratios.
  9. In the DaVinci Code film, the code used to unlock the safe are fibonacci numbers.
  10. Fibonacci and Phi (the Golden Ratio) are used in the design of violins and high quality speaker wire.
  11. The Bee ancestry code: A male bee always has one parent, and a female bee has two. So for any male bee (1 bee), he has 1 parent (1 bee), 2 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, 5 great-great grandparents, and so on.
Hopefully, I didn't bore anyone out there. I figured a nice mathematical discourse was appropriate since math seems to make Noor giggle. Arthur Benjamin had a wonderful TedTalk in which he explained the beauty of the Fibonacci numbers, it is a less than 7 minute video so if you have the time take a listen. In it he explains that math is not just about calculation but application also, many times the most important one is overlooked: inspiration. And so, “mathematics is not just solving for ‘x’, but also figuring out ‘y’ (why).”
And with that everyone have a wonderful weekend! Stop by anytime for small doses of information and knowledge. Knowledge is power; so come by anytime and learn a thing or two.
What are your weekend plans? Were you familiar with the Fibonacci Sequence?
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8 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Mrs Noor face! :D xxx What will you do now?

    Also congratulations to My Most Favourite Aunt Hibo for getting married! Looking forward to lots of lovely photos and updates from you! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday. Hope it's a great one and hope the wedding is amazing. sleeping in isn't so bad all the time. Esp if you're tired. I'm with your sister.

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  3. Happy birthday to you and your sister! Have a great day!
    (I personally hate numbers because it's associated with maths, haha).

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  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Noor! -Iva

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  5. Happy 17th my sweet girl! I've now been blogging with you for over a year and you've grown so much! Graduated and moving on to bigger and better things!

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  6. Ahh Happiest of happy birthdays Noor and also a huge congrats to your Aunt on her wedding day! It must have been a very special day indeed.

    ooo, I wanted to let you know my snail mail partner is so sweet. I was paired with someone from Dallas and I received a little parcel from her last night! So special!
    Thank you for organising such an amazing blogging activity. I look forward to doing it again xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy belated birthday again :] Also numbers really freak me out...like the fact that that sequence is in nature is so creepy and weird to me haha. I've never ever been a math or science person! My mind just doesn't like thinking about those things. But this post wasn't boring at all! It was really interesting albeit unsettling for me haha.

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