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

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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 L-...
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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 $g(z)=\dfrac{1}{z}+\dfrac{1}{f_1(z)}+\dfrac{1}{...
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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 dimension?...
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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 $f(z)...
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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 M)-f(A,\epsilon)|\lt\...
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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 ...
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How to draw a fractal from $z \mapsto z^2 + c$ explained for a mere mortal?

I am interested in: 1) Understanding in detail how fractals are draw. 2) Coding a computer program to draw a simple fractal. Can someone with good explaining skills take care of 1) for me? I don't ...
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fractal structure of the sum of squares function

The sum of squares function came up at a job interview, corrected for signs and symmetry. $d_2(n)=\#\{(x,y): x^2 + y^2 = n\}$ However, want $(x,y)\sim (\pm x, \pm y) \sim (y,x)$. The first ...
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Buddhabrot Sewing machine [closed]

The Buddhabrot fractal traces the orbits of the points outside the Mandelbrot set. What design considerations need to be taken into account to create a computerised sewing machine that traces out ...
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Properties of the Mandelbrot set, accessible without knowledge of topology?

Are there any properties of the Mandelbrot set that can be analysed without a knowledge of complicated topology? Considering the fact that the set is based on a quadratic function, are there any ...
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Why should Gaussian noise have fractal dimension of 1.5?

In a paper I'm trying to understand, the following time series is generated as "simulated data": $$Y(i)=\sum_{j=1}^{1000+i}Z(j) \:\:\: ; \:\:\: (i=1,2,\ldots,N)$$ where $Z(j)$ is a Gaussian noise ...
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Unexplainable noise graph function.

I'm sorry for the ambiguity here but I've recently discovered a function which plots, what seems to be either a fractal or simply noise in a selected area. Can anyone explain this function: $\sqrt{x^...
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Mandelbrot precision target the center of a pixel?

I read this question and I don't understand the answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8381675/how-to-perform-simple-zoom-into-mandelbrot-set?rq=1. Especially how can I aim for the center of the ...
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Classification of points in the Mandelbrot set

I am trying to understand the classification of points in the Mandelbrot set. There are an infinite number of baby Mandelbrots, each associated with a defined set of landing rays. There are the pre ...
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Mandelbrot bulb's countable?

Are the Mandelbrot set's bulb's countably infinite? My daughter asked me this question, after I pointed out that some Julia sets are a Cantor dust. For a point not in the Mandelbrot set, the ...
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How difficult is it to impose a differential structure on a fractal?

Assuming we have a 4-dimensional smooth manifold $M$ embedded in $\mathbb{R}^{m}$ that is difficult to understand its differential structure. For convenience's sake we can assume it is compact, simply ...
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Odd and even numbers in Pascal's triangle-Sierpinski's triangle

Moderator Note: At the time that this question was posted, it was from an ongoing contest. The relevant deadline has now passed. I recently learned that when the Pascal's triangle is reduced to ...
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Area fractal pentagrams II

A simple fractal. How to find the area of it? (only the arms of the star) Working with pentagrams is quite complicated, I can not solve this.
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Area fractal pentagrams I

When I saw this image I was a little curious. How can I find the area of this fractal?
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A new kind of fractal?

http://www.gibney.de/does_anybody_know_this_fractal Is this some known kind of fractal? Update: This one got a lot of great feedback from around the net. I summarized it here: http://www.gibney.de/...
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any idea what fractal algorithm might generate this shape?

I Found this image around, and i'm curious what algorithm generates this kind of shape In particular, i'm curious how the flow lines are generated, since usually the Mandelbrot iteration just ...
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Determining the roughness of a multidimensional optimization surface

Is there a way to determine the roughness of an n-dimensional optimization surface (n > 3)? Preferably a method that uses measures from fractal geometry/chaos theory...
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How is the study of fractals related to Fourier/spectral/harmonic analysis?

In chap. 3 of "Fractal Geometry of Nature" Mandelbrot mentions that "part of the study of fractals is the geometric face of harmonic analysis" (spectral or Fourier, he specifies), but to my dismay, ...
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What sorts of problems can fractals solve?

After doing a bit of research on fractals, I was wondering what sort of real-life applications do fractal have and in what way would they be used to help solve a problem. I already know people use ...
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Mandelbrot set's border in parametric form

I've post this question just because I'm curious, Mandelbrot set is defined as: $ z_{n+1} = z^2_n + c $, if $n \rightarrow \infty $ and it doesn't diverge we get the border. This border is unlimited ...
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Zoom out fractals? (A question about selfsimilarity)

It is well known that if we zoom in on the Mandelbrot set we get selfsimilarity. So I wonder if $g$ is a fractal (in the complex plane) generated by a nonperiodic nonpolynomial entire function $f$ $g:...
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Complex Numbers in Fractal Algorithms

I am a high school freshman who is undertaking a small development project on fractals. I do not want to get too in depth, but I would love to blow my math teacher's socks off. Having looked through ...
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Is Fractal perimeter always infinite?

Looking for information on fractals through google I have read several time that one characteristic of fractals is : finite area infinite perimeter Although I can feel the area is finite (at ...
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In Need of Ideas for a Small Fractal Program

I am a freshman in high school who needs a math related project, so I decided on the topic of fractals. Being an avid developer, I thought it would be awesome to write a Ruby program that can ...