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Modelling nature with fractals
... special effects owe much of their realism to the study of fractals. Martin Turner takes you on a journey from the motion of a microscopic ... those who want to find out more about differentiation and fractals take a look at " The origins of fractals " elsewhere in this Issue. ...
plusadmin  11 Oct 2018  16:05  2 comments

Digital art
... or herself. Early computer art often involved fractals: A detail of the Mandelbrot set created by Wolfgang Beyer . ...
plusadmin  25 Apr 2019  15:21  0 comments

Fantastic fractals
... realise this until computers arrived on the scene. Fractals are geometric objects that exhibit complex structure at every scale. ... broken up and adorned with a spike. Mathematically, fractals live in a strange world in between dimensions. You couldn't call the ...
Marianne  21 Dec 2018  12:57  0 comments

The origins of fractals
... not all continuous functions have a continuous inverse. Fractals The term fractal now commonly used to define this family of ... suits the look of these curves. To find out more about fractals, take a look at " Modelling nature with fractals " elsewhere in this ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  13:46  0 comments

Jackson's fractals
... digital computers with the complex beauty of mathematical fractals has produced some entrancing artwork during the past two decades. ... explosions" in the paintdrip works. A feature of fractals is selfsimilarity on multiple scales: a small chunk of a fractal, ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  04:53  0 comments

Pandora's 3D box
... the 3D beast," says White, "but nothing turned up. Pretty 3D fractals were everywhere, but nothing quite as organic and rich as the ... Is it basically an error? I have been fascinated by fractals for 20 years but never really thought about _why_ they ...
plusadmin  17 Jan 2019  11:10  3 comments

Teacher package: Complex numbers
... what are they used for? Complex numbers, chaos and fractals Beyond complex numbers If you are a teacher or a ... into the picture. Complex numbers, chaos and fractals Chaos and fractals can arise from the simplest of mathematical ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  04:48  0 comments

Benoît Mandelbrot has died
... humble broccoli are famous examples. Mandelbrot's work on fractals can be credited with bridging that gap between classical geometry and ... snowflake emerge from an infinite number of steps. Fractals are geometric objects that exhibit complex structure at every scale. ...
Marianne  11 Oct 2018  16:24  0 comments

News from the world of maths: Fractals in the Sun's storms
Friday, June 01, 2007 Fractals in the Sun's storms Plasma astrophysicists at the University of ... out of future fusion power plants. Find out more about fractals in Plus , and read more about fractal solar winds in New ...
plusadmin  6 Apr 2010  14:44  0 comments

Extracting beauty from chaos
... fractal images. Pictures based on Lyapunov Exponent fractals, such as the one pictured above, are some of the most striking and unusual. Like most fractal images, Lyapunov Exponent fractals are produced by iterating functions and observing the chaotic ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  04:53  4 comments