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

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About devil's staircases

We say that a function $f:\left[a,b\right] \to \mathbb{R}$ is a singular function or a devil's staircase if $f$ satisfies the following properties: $f$ is continuous; $f(a) < f(b)$; $f$ is ...
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Are there an infinite number of minibrots on the real line?

This is at 25 zooms using Fractal Extreme. The red circle indicates that there are more minibrots inbetween the small one and the large one. The pattern of super big (bottom right), medium-sized ...
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Filling the plane with a sequence

I am not sure if this is the right stack to ask this question, but since there is a definite fractal dimension to it, I thought I'd give it a go. The problem I am facing is one of calculating an ...
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Hausdorff dimension of the set of rational numbers within a certain interval?

Intro: The Hausdorff dimension (also known as the Hausdorff–Besicovitch dimension) is an extended non-negative real number associated with any metric space. In general the Hausdorff dimension ...
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A function that is not contractive with respect to any metric

I am struggling with this homework question with is related to iterated function system and fixed point theory. The question is: Let $\Delta \in R^2$ be a filled non-degenerate triangle with ...
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Self Study of Fractals

I am looking for a book to self-study fractals with a certain criteria. I have checked out Getting Aquainted with Fractals. Note that Getting Aquainted with Fractals does not include ...
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Is it possible to generate an $M$-order Hilbert Curve without consuming $O(M^2)$ memory?

This question is admittedly very programming related, but I felt that it is better suited to the Mathematics crowd than Stack Overflow. I would like to generate Hlibert walks through the pixels in ...
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Describe attractors of a finite family of contraction mappings

The question is to describe the attractor of iterated function system $\mathcal{F}=\{R^2,f_1,f_2\},$ where $f_1,f_2$ are the two affine transformations$\begin{bmatrix} 0 & 0.8\\ -0.5&0 ...
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Is The *Mona Lisa* in the complement of the Mandelbrot set.

Here is a description of how to color pictures of the Mandelbrot set, more accurately the complement of the Mandelbrot set. Suppose we have a rectangular array of points. Say the array is $m$ by $n$. ...
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Kakeya Needle problem video

I'm intruiged by the Kakeya Needle problem, described here on Wikipedia. Wikipedia has a nice animation of a needle turning through a hypo-cycloid: What I'm searching for is a visualisation of the ...
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How to figure out the starting point for this Mandelbrot?

My answer for another math stackexchange question, asked by Gottfried, involved observing Mandelbrot bifurcation for the iterated function in question, $f(z)\mapsto z-\log_b(z)$. In particular, for ...
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Good sources on studying fractals (the mathematical, and not just the pretty pictures version)?

Particularly, I'm interested in learning about the dimensions (whether it's always possible to find them, and if so, a concrete way of calculating them) of different types of fractals (given by the ...
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How to generalize a Moore Curve to 3 dimensions?

I understand the concept of a Moore curve in 2D: However I find it a bit tough to conceptualize and generalize it to 3D or higher dimensions. Can someone kindly help me out by providing some ...
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Can we check whether a Cantor set is self-similar or not?

Given a Cantor set $C$ on the real line, do we have some ways to determine whether it is self-similar or not? In particular, how can we check that $C$ is not self-similar? Edited: Definition: Let ...
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Mandelbrot set incorrect picture

I'm writing an algorithm to generate the Mandelbrot set in Java. However, the final picture is incorrect. It looks like this I was wondering if the algorithm was incorrect. ...
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Why is the bailout value of the Mandelbrot set 2?

For the past few days I've been studying the Mandelbrot set, and many say that if the iterations of a point stay within a magnitude of 2, the point converges. A very natural question of "why is the ...
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Correspondence between fractal sets and trees

In Hillel Furstenberg's series lectures on ergodic theory in fractal geometry, he mentioned his search on finding a one-to-one correspondence between fractal sets and trees, however, I couldn't not ...
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How to prove Mandelbrot set is simply connected?

In this lecture note of Harvard, it is proved that Mandelbrot set is connected, a result due to Douady and Hubbard. However, I lack necessary knowledge to comprehend it. Then in the same note it is ...
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Mandelbrot set approximation

Is there a function $f:\mathbb N\to \mathbb R$ such that $\lim_{n\to\infty} f(n) = 0$ and for every $c\in\mathbb C$: If $z_0=0$, $z_{n+1}=z_n^2+c$ and $|z_k|<2$, then there exists a point $c'$ in ...
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Name of this “cut 'n slide” fractal?

Can you identify this fractal--if in fact is has a name--based either upon its look or on the method of its generation? It's created in this short video. It looks similar to a dragon fractal, but I ...
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Does there exist a set in the plane such that topological dimension 2 with empty interior?

I consider as follows, but i could not proceed it. The topological dimension 2 of a set means that there is a base for the open sets of the set consisting of sets U with topological dimension of ...
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Are there mini-mandelbrots inside the julia set?

I've seen a julia set zoom but it is not nearly as interesting as a mandelbrot zoom. I also have not seen corresponding julia sets for zooms in the mandelbrot deeper than the original image. I'm ...
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What is the name of this metric: Why is $(\mathcal{M}, L)$ complete

I am reading section 4 of this article about invariant measures: http://maths-people.anu.edu.au/~john/Assets/Research%20Papers/fractals_self-similarity.pdf Let $(X,d)$ a complete metric space, ...
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The Tribonacci constant and the Dragon

Let $x = \frac{\ln T}{\ln 2} = 0.879146\dots$ where $T$ is the tribonacci constant, then x solves the transcendental equation, $$4^x(2^x-1)=(2^x+1)$$ Let $x = \frac{\ln y}{\ln 2} = 1.523627\dots$ ...
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what part of a m-set fractal showing spiral behaviour?

What part of a fractal Mandelbrot Set showing spiral behaviour like this one: what is it's direct equation?
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Fractal Analysis

Is there any way to compare two fractals and analyse the difference between the two. I'm doing a project on fractals and It'll be very easy if there is a module which can be used to analyse and ...
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Regular open set whose boundary has nonzero volume.

I found this question quite interesting, but its answers were disappointingly non-geometric. I'd be interested to know whether there exists a geometric example. To be precise about what I mean by a ...
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Heighway dragon and twindragon relation

The Heighway dragon F is defined as the limit set for the iterated function system $\begin{cases}f_1(z)=\frac{1+i}2 z\\f_2(z)=1-\frac{1-i}2z\end{cases}\quad$ starting from the two points 0 and 1. The ...
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Is the Fractal Dimension of a Space-Filling Curve in a Plane Always 2?

I have been playing around with space-filling curves that completely fill the unit square. All of them that I have seen have a fractal dimensional of 2. Makes sense that it would be 2, but a Google ...
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Reverse Hölder Continuity and Hausdorff dimension

Let $f$ be a function on $[0,1]$. Say that $f$ is reverse Hölder continuous of exponent $\beta > 0$ if there is a $C >0$ such that for any $s<t\in [0,1]$, there exists $s',t'\in [s,t]$ such ...
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L-systems and Sierpinski Triangle

I was just shocked when I saw these consecutive outcomes of an L-system converging to the Sierpinski triangle (shown in this picture). I'm interested to know how can one arrange the rules of an ...
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Has anyone found a “pattern” in prime numbers?

Yesterday I was having some fun trying to look for some patterns in primes; and I think I found something interesting (to me at least). I still have not found any lists of patterns already found, ...
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Notation Clarification of Koch Curve

I am having trouble making sense of the notation used to describe the Koch Curve in the book Getting Aquanted with Fractals. The link will take you to a preview of the book which describes the ...
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Cantor Set and Fractals

I have read that the Cantor set is considered a fractal. I am referring to the Cantor set in which the middle third of a real line is removed recursively. I see that this is recursively defined, but ...
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Fractal derivative of complex order and beyond

Is there some precise definition of "complex (fractal) order derivative" for all complex number? I am aware of the Riemann-Liouville fractional definition given here: Complex derivative but I would ...
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Is $g(z)=\frac{1}{z}+\frac{1}{z^2+1}+\frac{1}{(z^2+1)^2 +1}+…$ analytic for $|z|>2$?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Let |.| denote be the absolute value. Let $n$ be a positive integer. Let $f_1(z)=z^2+1$. Let $f_n(z)=f_1(f_{n-1}(z)).$ Is ...
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The Cantor Space as $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$ and as $[0,1]$.

The Cantor-Space is defined as the space of all infinite binary sequences, i.e. the space $\{0,1\}^{\mathbb{N}}$. It has a natural metric, $$ d(x,y) = \inf\{ 2^{-|w|} : w \in pref(x) \cap pref(y) \} ...
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what is the fractal dimension of the henon map?

I have some questions about the Henon map that are not clear for me. I have seen that the correlation dimension of the Henon map is approximately 1,21, is that measure similar to its fractal ...
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H0w have group theory and fractal geometry been combined?

Has there been a significant tie made between group theory and fractal geometry? What are some ways that they have been tied together? I've been inspired to ask this question by this image of a free ...
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Fractals reference

I want to present an elementary lecture about Fractals in the Nature. So, I am searching open or online references with good pictures like the following one: I prepared a good program that makes ...
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Ways to project arbitrary Fractals on 2D objects and 3D objects w different dimensions?

I am trying to create a house/texture in 3D and in 2D with fractals, perhaps related. My friend said that fractals can have different dimensions such as 1.74, 1, 4.71111... and pretty much anything. ...
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Help understanding this 'Fractal' I've just made?

I was messing around in C++, making an image where the pixels change depending on the the rectangle's dimensions and whether or not the space bar is down, and I formed this image: Could anyone ...
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Addressing/traversing an infinite 2D grid using a Z-line?

I'm looking for a method to map an infinite 2D grid using a line, so that I would have just one integer from which I would compute the X and Y. I know something like that exists, but can't recall the ...
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doubt in a book proof from 'The Geometry of Fractal Sets'

I am reading the proof of existence of positive finite $H^s$-measure (Theorem 5.4) on page 67-68 of The Geometry of Fractal Sets.I am not quite convinced that $E_k$ are closed set by the construction ...
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Show that Hausdorff measure is semifinite

I am currently reading a book about fractals and the author states the result that Hausdorff measure is semifinite. Can someone tell me how to prove or provide a hint for me?
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Do there exist periodic fractals $A_f$ of this type?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Meromorphic here means meromorphic on all of the complex plane $C$. Lets define a fractal $A_f$ on the complex plane as the result of iterating a meromorphic function ...
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Is the measure induced by the Mandelbrot set computable on rational rectangles?

Is there a computable function that, given a positive rational number $\epsilon$ and a rectangle with rational corners $A$ returns a number $f(A,\epsilon)$ such that $|\mu(A \cap ...
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Countability of “center” points of line segments in complement of Cantor set

So, start with the set [0,1] of the real line. Remove the middle third, and keep removing the middle thirds of the remaining line segments as usual when making the Cantor set. Each time you remove a ...
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Hausdorff Dimension of Arbitrary Julia Set

I am looking to find an exact solution to the Hausdorff dimension of a Julia set $J(f)$ for a polynomial $f: z \mapsto z^2 +c$ given an arbitrary $c$. I know this question is known for a number of ...
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Is this Perlin Noise?

http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/models/m_perlin.htm This method involves getting a random dataset, sampling it at various resolutions, and adding together the result. I've heard it claimed ...