Phi

From Fringepedia FRINGE Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 Talk Phi No theories  

Phi (Φ and φ, pronounced [fī]) is a Greek letter. In mathematics it is used to represent the number 1.6180339887..., the key number in the Golden Ratio. Many living organisms grow according to the golden ratio; the bones in a human finger are proportioned in a ratio of approximately 1:1.6; the branching of veins and nerves in animals and humans follow similar proportions. Phi is an essential number when calculating the dimensions of a Fibonacci Spiral.

Websites

The letter phi appears on the Frog Glyph. Fibonacci Spirals and the number 1.6180339887... also appear alongside other glyphs.

Pilot

The number 1.61803 appears on the side of the kayak Olivia Dunham sees in her dream during the Synaptic Transfer with John Scott.

The Same Old Story

In Walter's Lab Notes, the image includes a grilled cheese sandwhich that appears to have been cut or nibbled into a shape approximating a golden rectangle

The Ghost Network

In Walter's Lab Notes, Walter refers to the shape of the room containing the laboratory without specifying what the shape is.