Questions on fractals, irregular-looking mathematical objects that display the property of self-similarity.

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Revolution of fractal

How to find the volume and surface area of a shape which made from revolution of Koch Snowflake? (I think the surface area will be an infinity, because length of the Koch snowflake is infinity.) And ...
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Fractal signal analysis

What kind of results can be proven about continuous functions $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which present some sort of fractal behaviour / self-similarity? Do you have some textbook ...
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Does this simple pattern show that all integers are part of a fractal set?

The simple pattern Count up through nine, then on ten you wrap to the next line and keep going until you've counted nine more integers - then wrap to the next line. Repeat ad infinitum. ...
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Properties of King's Dream fractal

My question is focused on the King's Dream fractal, which can be defined as follows (nice pictures can be found here) : $$ \Omega = \{f^n(0.1,0.1) \;\vert\; n \in \mathbb N \} \quad ...
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Is it known whether the boundary of the Mandelbrot set is not continuous?

I might be missing something obvious here, but my understanding is that nobody currently knows whether the boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a Jordan curve because otherwise we would know that the ...
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Adding Examples to Math Paper

I'm writing a paper on the Mandelbrot set and want to add some examples of iteration to it to show values that are members of the set and to show values that are not members of the set. What's the ...
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Hausdorff dimension of a countable set

I don't understand why the Hausdorff dimension of a countable set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is $0$. Can someone please give me a hint? Thank you!
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Showing that points are in the Mandelbrot set

I am given ( a simplistic definition I think ) of Mandelbrot set: M- set of complex numbers $c \in \mathbb{C}$ s.t. the sequence $(z_n)$ is bounded where $z_0=0 , z_{n+1}=z_n^2+c $ Need to show ...
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Looking for fractals which are computationally demanding and preferrably parallelizable.

Oh hello guys. I am in the middle of challenging myself to putting my computer and math skills together, trying to build a small hobby computational cluster. Being interested in fractals for a long ...
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Cantor set and triadic expansions

I'm trying to prove that the Cantor set is equal to a certain set of 'escape points' for a mathematical feedback system. In this proof I'm going to need the fact that every element of the Cantor set ...
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There exist fractal with similarity dimension between 0 an 1?

How to prove that there exist a fractal with similarity dimension D = x, where x is between 0 and 1?
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Finding the similarity dimension of a variation of the Cantor Set.

If we take the Cantor set and instead of removing the interval $[1/3, 2/3]$, we remove the open interval $[x,1-x]$, with $0<x<1/2$, will the similarity dimension change? What I think is that we ...
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Why is the Mandelbrot Set to the power of 2?

I've been looking at the Mandelbrot set and playing around with the powers on it. In the sense that I know the equation is $z^2 +c$, and I've been changing up the $2$. As it happens gradual increases ...
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Set characterization

I need to understand what are the elements of the set $\left[0,1\right]$ whose non-terminating decimal expansions contain only the digits 3, 5 and 7. I suppose it is an auto-similar set, up to an ...
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Interpreting a nonstandard definition of a tree

Definition: A tree is a triple $(T,\sigma,\pi)$ where $T$ is a set and $\sigma$ is a so-called successor function from $T$ to the set $T^*$ of all nonempty subsets of $T$, together with a surjective ...
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Showing a point is a limit point of a set

For sake a clarity, when I say a "limit point", the definition I am using is: $x$ is a limit point of a set $A$ if there exists a sequence $\{x_k\}$ such that $x_k \neq x$ and $x_k \rightarrow x$ ...
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Fractals with Moduli in Pascal's Triangle

I'm working through a problem for my graduate math class and am hitting a wall. Here's the problem: For the first 10 lines of Pascal's Triangle, replace the odd numbers by black squares and the even ...
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Box dimension of $\{\frac{ 1}{5^n} : n \in \mathbb{N}\}$

I am working through a first course in Fractal Geometry, and have encountered a problem that has asked me to calculate the box-counting dimension of $F=\{ \frac{1}{5^n} : n \in \mathbb{N}\}$ However, ...
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Union of two Cantor sets is also a Cantor set

To prove that a set is Cantor, we have to prove that it's closed and bounded (compact), contains no intervals of positive length, and is perfect. The union of two Cantor sets would also be compact ...
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Cantor set and ternary expansions

I'm trying to show that if $x \in [0,1]$ has a ternary expansion consisting only of $0$'s and $2$'s, then $x$ is in the Cantor ternary set. The proofs I've seen typically rely on induction. Is it ...
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Are there methods to recursively calculate the decimal expansion of real numbers?

Using the concept of self-similarity, it's possible to encode the decimal expansion of a number as a sort of 'fractal' object. For instance, consider the sequence, $$(1) \quad C_0=0.1, \ C_1=0.101, \ ...
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Definition of Minkowski dimension

I'm trying to understand the definition of Minkowski dimension given by Wikipedia here. In fractal geometry, the Minkowski–Bouligand dimension, also known as Minkowski dimension or box-counting ...
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Is there a rigorous mathematical definition of the Koch curve?

Is there a rigorous mathematical definition of the Koch curve? Wikipedia says that mathematics is not given a rigorous formal definition of a fractal in general. And also I have not found a strict ...
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Non-empty interior of a Mandelbox

I have a question which has been interesting me for some time, namely when a Mandelbox has a non-empty interior. A definition of the Mandelbox may be found here. Essentially, it is defined by a ...
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How to avoid overlap in circle fractals?

I had asked this on reddit and someone suggested that I try here: Assuming that the pattern in the image below continues infinitely, how much would each generation of circles have to decrease to ...
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On a curve every point of which is a point of ramification

The title of my post is the same as the title of a known article written by Sierpinski where he introduced its famous triangle. In the book Handbook of the history of general topology by Lowen said ...
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Proving that we have $A \subset K$ where $K$ is self-similar

Let $f_1, \ldots$, $f_N:X\to X$ be contractions in the complete metric space $X$, and $K$ the self-similar set with respect to the $f_i$. If $A\subset X$ is compact and $$A\subset ...
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Relations between the 2-disc operad and fractals?

As you can see, as of late I opened a thread on n-disc operads: Clarification regarding little n-discs operads The thing is, those drawings there could somehow be construed in the real world as ...
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Are fractal image generators one-way functions?

Is it hard to calculate the coordinates and zoom factor that was used to generate a fractal image of, say, the Mandelbrot set? If you know the rest of the parameters, like how many iterations where ...
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Finding parameter paths for beautiful fractal animations

So I just got renewed interest in fractals and especially animations with fractals. To make an image or a frame, we usually need to evaluate a fractal for a subset of it's parameters. However for many ...
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Basins of attraction for Newton-Raphson fractal colouring

What's the general strategy/approach for defining the basins of attraction within the Newton-Raphson(NR) function in the complex plane? I would like to understand where these are to colour-in a NR ...
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A question about a fractal like iteratively defined function

I am trying to figure out what the following function $f:\Bbb{R}^3-\{\mathbf{0}\}\to\Bbb{R}$ defined below (in pseudocode) does: function $f(\mathbf{v}\in \Bbb{R}^3-\{\mathbf{0}\})$ { ...
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Hausdorff metric and $\varepsilon$-thickenings

Let $h(A,B)$ be the Hausdorff metric defined by: $$ h(A,B)=\inf\{\varepsilon >0 \; | \; A \subseteq B_\varepsilon, B \subseteq A_\varepsilon \}, $$ where $A_\varepsilon$ is the ...
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How does one turn an object into fractal? [closed]

I've seen a lot of digital art made using fractals e.g landscapes, flowers, trees and the like, but I was wondering how does one turn an object into a fractal? Like say....if I wanted to make a ...
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Choosing an appropriate sequence of $\{1,2,3\}$

Let $f_1,f_2,f_3$ be the contracting maps $f_i:x\mapsto \frac{1}{2}(x+p_i)$ from $\mathbb{R^2}$ to itself and $p_i\in \mathbb{R}^2$. Denoted by $S$ the attractor Sierpinki gastek of the iterated ...
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Could this odd insight help explain part of the difficulty in proving the Collatz Conjecture?

Background: Here's a crash course on the Collatz Conjecture. Basically, you take a number and if it is even you divide it by two. If a number is odd, you multiply it by three and then add one. You ...
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formal definition of “fractal” or standardized categories?

fractals are many decades old and come up in a wide variety of contexts and can be generated in so many different ways. however, a formal definition of fractal seems really slippery/ difficult. are ...
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The mandelbrot fractal and it's relations to algebras and groups

I have been fooling around with Mandelbrot fractal to and fro for many years. One of the latest years I learned some general algebra with some of the most basic groups, like cyclic groups, dihedral ...
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Are Square and equilateral triangle the only convex regular ngons that can be composed to smaller versions of themselves?

While I was trying to make an analogous question to Select $n^2 + 1$ points in the unit square. Show that at least two points are no more than a distance $\frac{\sqrt{2}}{n}$ apart, using equilateral ...
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The unit ball is not auto similar.

I want read a prove that the unit ball $B$ is not auto similar. I mean that there is not similarities $f_1,...,f_n$ with contracting constants <1, such that $$B=\bigcup_{i=1}^n f_i[B] $$ Anyone ...
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What can we do on $S$ in order that $H(S)$ be compact?

Let be $S$ a metric space. We define the hyperspace $H(S)$ as the metric spaces consisting of every no empty compact subset of $S$ and the Hausdorff metric. I want that $H(S)$ be compact imposing ...
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What methods are known to visualize patterns in the set of real roots of quadratic equations?

I came across a previous awesome question about the visualization of the distribution of polynomial roots and tried to do a simpler version applied to the set of real roots of quadratic equations ...
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Can a fractal be a manifold?

Here it is said that it is not possible: Can a fractal be a manifold? if so: will its boundary (if exists) be strictly one dimension lower? But I am confused about this. What about the invariant ...
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How to create a new formula for a fractal-type image?

(If this is the wrong place to ask, then PLEASE tell me where to take the question instead of chewing me out over this.) I have been learning how to write out SVG by hand, and in the process made a ...
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What is this pattern found in the first occurrence of each $k \in \{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9\}$ in the values of $f(n)=\sqrt{n}-\lfloor \sqrt{n} \rfloor$?

Learning how to generate the Mandelbrot set, I came across the definition of the "escape condition" which is the one that decides the color that is applied to each point of the plane where the ...
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Determine coordinates for Mandelbrot set zoom.

I am writing a computer program to produce a zoom on the Mandelbrot set. The issue I am having with this is that I don't know how to tell the computer where to zoom. As of right now I just pick a ...
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Is it possible to construct a smooth curve with fractional Hausdorff dimension?

It is known that fractal curves have fractional Hausdorff dimension. These curves are not smooth and have undefined length. However, is the converse true? If a curve has a fractional Hausdorff ...
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is the Buddhabrot well-defined?

Define the Mandelbrot set $M = \{ c \in \mathbb{C} : P_c^n(0) \not\to \infty \text{ as } n \to \infty \}$ where $P_c(z) = z^2 + c$. Define the complement of the Mandelbrot set $\overline{M} = ...
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Functions differentiable on “small” sets

I was recently looking again at functions like the Cantor staircase, the modified Dirichlet, etc., and something occurred to me. The modified Dirichlet is interesting because it's continuous almost ...
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Relation between Power Laws and Fractals

Are all power laws (i.e., of the general form $y=cx^{\alpha}$) fractal (exhibiting some form of self-similarity)? Does the scalability of power laws also mean by definition that they are also ...