Summation of Alternating Inverse Powers of Phi…

## The Kepler Triangle, Phi and Pi

A “Kepler triangle” is a right triangle having edge lengths in a geometric progression, in which the common ratio is √ϕ, where ϕ represents the golden ratio.

Well, let’s construct a square with side length √ϕ that inscribes a Kepler triangle, that is, a right triangle with edges 1 : √ϕ : ϕ (or approximately 1 : 1.272 : 1.618), as shown in the picture. Draw then the circumcircle of the Kepler triangle (highlighted in orange in the picture) whose diameter is the hypotenuse of the triangle.

Then, the perimeters of the square (4√ϕ≈5.0884) and the circle (πϕ≈5.083) coincide up to an error less than 0.1%. From this, we can get the approximation coincidence π≈4/√ϕ

## Golden Ratio (And Its Inverse) In Yin Yang

The philosophy of the Yin Yang is depicted by the the “taichi symbol” (*taijitu*). In fact, Yin Yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary,

Curiously enough, in the taichi symbol are hidden the golden ratio and its reverse. As shown in the picture. Continue reading “Golden Ratio (And Its Inverse) In Yin Yang”