Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
It has become evident that fractals are not to be tied down to one compact, Webster-style, paragraph definition. The foremost qualities of fractals include self-similarity and dimensionality. One cannot help but appreciate the aesthetic beauty of computer generated fractal art. Beyond these characteristics, when trying to grasp the idea of fractal geometry, it is helpful to learn about its many applications. Fractal geometry is opening new doors for study and understanding in diverse areas such as science, art, and music. All of these facets of fractal geometry unite to provide an intriguing, and alluring, wardrobe for mathematics to wear, so that mathematical study can now- be enticing for the artist, the scientist, the musician, etc., as well as the mathematician.
Date of Award
Department of Mathematics
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©1992 - Mary Bond
Bond, Mary, "Introduction to fractal geometry: Definition, concept, and applications" (1992). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 42.