tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-382677439644973005.post6715480201129944718..comments2016-08-23T17:45:32.172+02:00Comments on Physics intuitions: Teaching sine function with spaghettiArjen Dijksmanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09450431291713605237noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-382677439644973005.post-85397088654101271302010-05-02T18:20:59.889+02:002010-05-02T18:20:59.889+02:00Hi Phil,
I apologize for this long delay. I wante...Hi Phil,<br /><br />I apologize for this long delay. I wanted to know a bit more about Fibonacci, his series and phi before responding but my attention got distracted with many other things:-)<br /><br />The day when I wrote this post, I planned to eat pancakes. I usually draw that zigzagging pattern with whipped cream or maple syrup on a pancake. But due to different familial reasons, we chose to eat spaghetti instead, so I had to draw the zigzags with spaghetti and take the picture;-) Be assured, I won't do this in a restaurant. I'm much too conventionally minded;-)<br /><br />I'll have to look better at Fibonacci's phi in order to understand its oscillation. Sideways, I learned that Fibonacci lived in the 13th century, that he called himself Leonardo Pisano. Only after his death, people called him Fibonacci. I took a look at his Book of Calculations and Book of Squares: tremendously interesting, how he gathered all these thoughts in the Middle Ages. He must have been a very original man.<br /><br />Best wishes,<br /><br />ArjenArjen Dijksmanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09450431291713605237noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-382677439644973005.post-39931307736728253322010-04-18T15:35:33.074+02:002010-04-18T15:35:33.074+02:00Hi Arjen,
You are certainly an interesting father...Hi Arjen,<br /><br />You are certainly an interesting father, as all I can remember hearing from my parents was not to play with my food :-) Anyway this zigzagging or oscillating pattern youâ€™ve discovered hidden in the sine function is found also in mathematics as when calculating phi when using the Fibonacci sequence. That is if you look at how the sequence is approaching the solution to Phi it is also oscillating back and forth as the values diminish as it approachs.<br /><br />Best,<br /><br />PhilPhil Warnellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15671311338712852659noreply@blogger.com