**The Golden Spiral**
**Figure 1: The Golden
Spiral**
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**Figure 2: The Golden
Spiral and The Golden Rectangle**
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**Figure 2: The Golden
Spiral Properties**

**Given a rectangle having
sides in the ratio , the golden ratio is defined such that partitioning the original
rectangle into a square and new rectangle results in a new rectangle
having sides with a ratio . The
successive dividing a golden rectangle into squares lie on a logarithmic
spiral. If the top left corner of the original square is positioned
at (0,0), the center of the spiral occurs at the position**

**and the parameters of the
spiral ** **are given by**

**(http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Golden.Triangle.html)**

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