Number Theory and Art

Vera W. de Spinadel
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 415–422


The Metallic Means Family (MMF), was introduced by the author [1], as a family of positive irrational quadratic numbers, with many mathematical properties that justify the appearance of its members in many different fields of knowledge, including Art. Its more conspicuous member is the Golden Mean. Other members of the MMF are the Silver Mean, the Bronze Mean, the Copper Mean, the Nickel Mean, etc.