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Fractal Basics
From pbs.org, produced by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, Co-produced by Edward Gray
They're odd-looking shapes you may never have heard of, but they're everywhere around you—the jagged repeating forms called fractals. If you know what to look for, you can find them in the clouds, in mountains, even inside the human body.
Found by childrss in Fractals
December 18, 2009 at 02:23 PM
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Fractals in the Body
From pbs.org, produced by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, Co-produced by Edward Gray
Fractal patterns turn up everywhere in biology, from the irregular rhythm of the heart to basic eye function. The fractal nature of such physiological processes, which obey simple mathematical rules, offers hope of better diagnosis and treatment of p... [more]
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December 18, 2009 at 02:32 PM
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Fractals: On the Defense
From pbs.org, produced by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, Co-produced by Edward Gray
Though many colleagues initially scorned Mandelbrot's work, his mesmerizing fractal images launched a popular culture fad. More importantly, his book The Fractal Geometry of Nature explained how his ideas could be applied in the real world. Mandelbro... [more]
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December 18, 2009 at 02:30 PM
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Fractals: The Mandelbrot Set
From pbs.org, produced by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, Co-produced by Edward Gray
In 1958, Benoit Mandelbrot begins using computers to explore vexing problems in math. They help him to understand repeating patterns in nature in an entirely new way. He coins the term fractal to describe them and develops the Mandelbrot set in 1980.
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December 18, 2009 at 02:28 PM
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Nature's Fractal Nature
From pbs.org, produced by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, Co-produced by Edward Gray
With carbon dioxide levels around the world rising, a team of American scientists travels to a rain forest in Costa Rica. They employ fractal geometry to analyze how much CO2 the rain forest can absorb. Running time 7:52
Found by childrss in Fractals
December 18, 2009 at 02:34 PM
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Dragon Curve
From YouTube, produced by http://www.numberphile.com/
This video clip provides explanations of fractals and dragon curves using examples from Jurassic Park.  (7:05)
Found by dwilcox in Fractals
March 18, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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3D Mandelbulb power 8 growth
From YouTube
Animation of math equation gradually altering a sphere.  3-D equivalent of Mandelbrot fractal.
Found by phzzxguy in Fractals
December 10, 2009 at 05:53 PM
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