MANDELBROT GALLERY

2014.10.7
 
 

Fractals, first named by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975, are special mathematical sets of numbers that display similarity through the full range of scale — i.e., they look the same no matter how big or how small they are. Another characteristic of fractals is that they exhibit great complexity driven by simplicity — some of the most complicated and beautiful fractals can be created with an equation populated with just a handful of terms.

 

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/14-amazing-fractals-found-in-nature#ixzz3FRyMULzi

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