A very brief introduction to fractals

UNSPECIFIED (2019) A very brief introduction to fractals. At Right Angles (4). p. 1. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

The beautiful image that you see on the cover is a fractal, a recent entrant into the world of mathematics, dating from the 1980s in the work of the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who himself coined the term ‘fractal’. Mandelbrot recognised that most objects found in nature cannot be modelled very well by the regular objects we encounter in Euclidean geometry (triangles, rectangles, circles, spheres…). Here are some famous quotes of his about fractals:

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fractals
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2046
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