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

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Infinite number of points in the Sierpinski Triangle

I have basic background in mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus) and I've been reading up on fractals, because I find them fascinating. I can't understand one thing in basically all of the fractals ...
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Symmetric Icon Fractals

I have always been fascinated by fractals. But most of all I like the Symmetric Icon fractals. There is a nice book about these fractals, written by Michael Field, called Symmetry in Chaos. I'm ...
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Is there a name for the relation between Menger Sponge and Vicsek Fractal?

Both the Menger Sponge and the Vicsek Fractal in 3D can be constructed by starting with a cube, dividing it into 27 smaller cubes (3x3x3 grid), removing some of these cubes, and then applying the ...
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Finding external angles for Misiurewicz points in the Mandelbrot set

In the Mandelbrot set for the quadratic polynomial $z \to z^2 + c$, rational external angles with even denominator are pre-periodic and have corresponding external rays which land at Misiurewicz ...
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A zero-dimension set and self-referencial equation

Let $K$ be a compact set in $\mathbb{R}^2$. Let $f_1,..., f_n$ be contracting similarities of $\mathbb{R}^2$ to itself. Suposse $K$ satisfies the self-referencial equation ...
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Bounding dimension of IFS

Given the IFS $\{\frac x {2+x},\frac 2 {2+x}\}$ ($0\le x \le 1$) with attractor K prove that $0.53<\dim_HK<0.8$ I thought using the results from my last question by saying ...
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Proving ineqalities for the similarity dimension

a. Let $K$ be the attractor of the IFS $\{f_1,\dots f_n\}$ which satisfies SSC (i.e $f_i(K)\cap f_j(K)=\emptyset\forall i\neq j$) where for all $i, c_i$ such that $ 1\le i\le n, \space ...
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Upper Minkowski content and finite Hausdorff measure

Does someone know an example of a set $E$ with positive finite $s$-Hausdorff measure, Minkowski dimension $s$, and infinite $s$-dimensional upper Minkowski content ? The $s$-dimensional upper ...
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Minkowski dimension behaviour of sets with positive finite Hausdorff measure.

It is (rather) well known that the set \begin{equation*} E=\{k^{-1},k\in\mathbb{N}^{*}\} \end{equation*} has box-dimension $1/2$ and Hausdorff dimension $0$. However $H^{0}(E)=|E|=+\infty$. Is it ...
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Solving inverse problem related to Iterated function systems?

I generated a Barnsley's fern fractal using details in this link with the aid of MATLAB. My doubts are as follows : How do we justify the shape generated from those equations? Is it possible to ...
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Examples of bounded continuous functions which are not differentiable

Most often examples given for bounded continuous functions which are not differentiable anywhere are fractals.If we include probabilistic fractals exact self-similarity is not required. Are their ...
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Prove carpet has positive Hausdorff measure in its dimension

Given $D\subset\{0,1,2,\dots n-1\}\times\{0,\dots,m-1\}$, let $$K(D)=\{\sum_{k=1}^\infty(a_kn^{-k},b_km^{-k}):(a_k,b_k)\in D\forall k\}.$$ Show that if $D$ has uniform horizontal fibers (i.e. the ...
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Finding the location of an image of the Mandelbrot set

I've got an image of a segment of the Mandelbrot set that I generated with an iPhone app a long time ago (I use it as my background image). I now have no idea where in the set the image came from. ...
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Structure of Mandelbrot bug antennae

I have analysed the structure of of Mandelbrot set and I have understood something, but I still have some questions, mainly about antennae and little bugs. Mandelbrot set consists of the main ...
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Self-similar fractal dimension of unsymmetrial fractal

As far as I know, the following fractal has a self-similar fractal dimension of $D = -\log(3) / \log(1/2) = 1.5850$ But what is the fractal dimension of the following fractal (4 times the fractal ...
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If $f(x)=x^2-x-1$ and $f^n(x)=f(f(\cdots f(x)\cdots))$, find all $x$ for which $f^{3n}(x)$ converges.

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be the polynomial defined by $$f(x)=x^2-x-1$$ and let $$g_0(x)=f(x),\quad g_1(x)=f(f(x)),\quad\ldots\quad g_n(x)=f(f(f(\cdots f(x)\cdots)))$$ The positive root of ...
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Simplifying $\sqrt {1+\sqrt 5}$

I considered simplifying $\sqrt {1+\sqrt 5}$. So I started $(a+b \sqrt 5)^2 = 1 + \sqrt 5$. This gave me $a\color{blue}{^2} + 5b^2 =1 , 2ab = 1$ so the result was $ \sqrt{1+\sqrt 5} = \sqrt{1/2 - ...
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How do I prove the circumference of the Koch snowflake is divergent?

How do I prove that the circumference of the Koch snowflake is divergent? Let's say that the line in the first picture has a lenght of $3cm$. Since the middle part ($1cm$) gets replaced with a ...
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Convex hull of the Mandelbrot set

What is the convex hull of the Mandelbrot set? I know that the leftmost point is $c=-2$ and I thought the extreme vertical points were $c=\pm i$. Sheldon's answers says they're not. I think that the ...
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Every projection of the square of the middle thirds Cantor set contains an interval

Let $C_\lambda$ the cantor set which is defined by the IFS $\{\lambda x,\lambda x+(1-\lambda)\}$ and also let $E=C_\lambda\times C_\lambda$.Suppose $\lambda =\frac 1 3$, we get the standard ...
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Slightly Chunky Cantor Sets

I'm familiar with the construction of so-called "fat" Cantor sets (e.g. the Volterra construction), where a Cantor-type construction is used to construct a nowhere-dense set of positive Lebesgue ...
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Fractal Dimension of $C_{\frac{1}{3}}\times[0,1]$

I wonder what is the dimension of the fractal set given by the product of the unit interval $[0,1]$ by the thirds-cantor-set ($C_\frac{1}{3}=\bigcap_n C_n$ where $C_0=[0,1],C_1=[0,\frac 1 3]\cup[\frac ...
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Intuitive meaning of fractal dimension.

I'm studying M. Barnsley's book 'Fractals Everywhere', but I'm stuck in the chapter 'Fractal Dimension'. Suppose $(X, d)$ is a complete metric space and let $A \in \mathcal{H}(X)$ be a nonempty ...
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Iterative function with $z_{n+2}$

I'm currently playing arround with my custom fractal renderer and on Math SE in this answer Américo suggested the following function: $z_{n+2}=z_{n+1}^{3}+c^{z_{n}}$ But to get the first value I'd ...
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Is this c the same as that c?

Are the highlighted $c$'s the same or should it be $c_1$ and $c_2$.
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Hausdorff dimension of a ball

Let $\{f_1,\dots,f_m\}$ be an IFs and $E_n$ be the associated self similar set. It's known that $E_n$ is a union of disjoint balls $B(x_i,R\cdot r^n)$ (balls with same radius but not the same ...
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Proving that the Bernoulli self similar measure is doubling

Let $\mu_p$ a measure which is the push forward of the bernouli product measure $(p,1-p)^\mathbb N$. Let S=$\{f_1,\dots f_m\}$ an IFS, a system of functions with attractor $K$, means ...
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Relating convergence theorem for Newton-Raphson method to Newton fractal

I have created a Newton fractal (below) using the Newton-Raphson method to find the five solutions of f = (z^5-1) The convergence theorem of Newtons method say ...
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Is it possible to prove that some point belongs to Mandelbrot set? Is this an example of Gödel's theorem?

Everybody knows about Mandelbrot set drawing computer programs. Program takes some point, builds sequence from it, and if found that sequence goes out of circle with 2 radius, then knows that this ...
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Upper step function of the Cantor set.

Let C be the Cantor set and let $f:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb R$ be determined by $$f(x) = \begin{cases} 1, \quad \text {if}\ x\in C\\0, \quad \text{if}\ \ x\notin C\end{cases}$$ Find an upper ...
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What are the most recent devopments with applying fractals to economics?

I was researching fractals for my senior mathematics presentation and discovered that one of the most recent pioneers in that section of the field was able to apply fractal mathematics to the field of ...
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The measure generated by the Cantor staircase and the intersection of the Cantor set with its translate

Suppose that $T$ is the shift $\bmod 1$ of the Cantor set by an irrational number $\alpha\in (0,1)$. Consider the measure $\mu$ on the interval $[0,1]$ generated by the Cantor staircase. I'd like to ...
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What does “The closure of the shift-orbit of the Fibonacci word” mean?

Im trying to translate an article about rauzy fractal. But since my English is not good enough I cant understand this paragraph: ...
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Hausdorff Dimension for Brownian motion over [0,1]

I am trying to calculate Hausdorff dimension for the trajectory of Brownian motion over $[0,1]$. I read the book of Morters and Peres and know that the dimension will be $\frac{3}{2}$. I tried to use ...
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Understanding the expression of fractal dimension in plants

I just finished a small, demo exercise on fractal dimension of a plant by using MATLAB and box-count method. There were two different treatments. A plant treated with a specific hormone and a plant ...
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Count with only certain digits allowed - And feel a fractal

I have a friend ~200 years old mathematician who has forgotten some digits and now he counts things in very strange manner: when he is going to count the $n$-th thing and $n$ contains a digit he ...
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Do fractals really happen in nature?

We live in a 3 dimensional world. So, line and plane as 1 and 2 dimensional objects do not exist in reality although using these concepts are useful for modeling some problems such as motion in one ...
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Defining strict self-similarity

I have been reading through John Hutchinson's paper "Fractals and Self-Similarity" and some other things, and I haven't really found a definition of strict self-similarity to work with that makes much ...
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Is every point on a Menger Sponge visible from the outside?

Choose an arbitrary point on the surface of a Menger Sponge. Can you find a straight line starting at that point and extending beyond the sponge that doesn't intersect the sponge anywhere else? That ...
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Koch snowflake versus $\pi=4$

The only proof I could find of the Koch snowflake having infinite perimeter was by calculating the perimeter $P_n$ after the $n$th iteration $$P_n = 3s\left(\frac{4}{3}\right)^n,$$ where $s$ is the ...
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How does mathematics fit into fractal generation for computer graphics?

I have to do a research paper on any mathematical concept. The mathematical concept must be complex, so I thought fractals would be a good choice (I was told it was a complex idea). I have been ...
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Comparing fractals

Is there a way to compare if two fractals are "isomorphic"? I'll give an example of what I mean. Consider the following two fractals. First we have the Sierpinski triangle, and next we have the ...
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Hausdorff dimension of a Modified Cantor like set

Suppose you have the unit interval $[0,1]$. For the first iteration you remove the segment $(1/5,3/5)$. So you are left with two intervals of lengths $1/5$ and $2/5$. You now repeat the process on the ...
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Relationship between the Hausdorff dimension and the Box-counting dimension

In Fractal Geometry by Falconer the author writes: If $1<\mathcal H^s(F)=\lim_{\delta\to0}\mathcal H_\delta^s(F)$ then $\log N_\delta(F)+s\log\delta>0$ if $\delta$ is sufficiently small. ...
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Problem in the proof of the dimension of the Cantor set

From the proof of the Hausdorff dimension of the middle third Cantor set. I cannot understand the last sentence in this proof. I cannot see how we have counted $2^j \leq \sum_i 2^j3^s|U_i|^s$
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Regularity of the surface of a crystal

If I want to model the surface of any random crystal, is it safe to assume that it is the graph of a Lipschitz function. Is there a precise result from physicists? How wrong would it be if I assume ...
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Does interval spacing effect Hausdorff dimension of Cantor set?

Let $C=\bigcap_{j=0}^{2^n}C_j$, $C_0=[0,1]$, and the intervals in the construction of each stage of $C_j$ consists of removing the center 1/3 from the $j-1$ stage intervals. In other words, the ...
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Fractal geometry on the circle, where area exponent and cross section exponent differ by less than 1

I'm looking for a particular class of connected, fractal sets $S_{\epsilon}$, with $0 < \epsilon < 1$ inside the unit disk. The sets are defined such that the circle always belongs to the set ...
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Hausdorff measure of the middle third Cantor set and Compactness

In the proof of the Hausdorff dimension of the middle third cantor set I cannot understand why we need the following underlined statement. I cannot understand why we need only consider closed ...
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Estimating the distance to the Julia set of a rational map

Suppose that $f \colon \hat{\mathbb{C}} \to \hat{\mathbb{C}}$ is a rational map of degree $d \ge 2$. Let $z_0$ be a point in the Fatou set $F(f)$. I'm interested in finding an estimate for the ...