A very brief introduction to fractals

Azim Premji University, (APU) (2019) A very brief introduction to fractals. At Right Angles (4). p. 1.

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fractals
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 11:19
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2046
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