## The Mathematics of Phi

**"Generally, [the Golden Ratio's] mathematical properties are correctly stated, but much of what is presented about it in art, architecture, literature, and aesthetics is false or seriously misleading." -George Markowsky,**

*Misconceptions about the Golden Ratio*This section provides a somewhat detailed mathematical background of the Golden Ratio, including various ways to define it, some of its mathematical properties, and where it can be found to play a role in mathematics. Topics include: