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

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Visualizing the Partition numbers (suggestions for visualization techniques)

So Ken Ono says that the partition numbers behave like fractals, in which case I'd like to try to find an appropriately illuminating way of visualizing them. But I'm sort of stuck at the moment, so ...
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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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Do fractals contain solutions for problems?

I notice that fractals resemble natural shapes such as leaves or rivers. Leaves and rivers are solutions to problems in themselves. A leaf is trying to distribute the water to the leaf while the leaf ...
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Distance and Coordinates in fractional dimensions and the creation of functions with non-integral numbers of paramters.

Background: The Euclidean distance between two points in $n$ dimensions, where $n$ is a positive integer, and position can be described by a vector is given by... $$D_E=\left(\sum_{k=1}^n ...
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Fractal dimension of Gaussian white noise is infinite?

I read in this paper that the fractal dimension of Gaussian white noise is infinite. The paper does not prove it nor give a reference to support it. I failed to find a reference from online searching. ...
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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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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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Integral of a function over the Koch Curve. Is it rigourous enough?

(I want to investigate the validity of this approach, as I already know this is the correct result) I present a proof that $$\int_{K} (x+y) \ \mu(x,y)={{9+\sqrt 3} \over 18}$$ Where the region of ...
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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 simplification for the coefficients generated with the Mandelbrot iteration rule?

The Mandelbrot Set is obtained using the equation $z_n=z_{n-1}^2+c$ for some constant $c \in \mathbb{C}$ with $z_0=0$. Therefore, $z_1=c$, $z_2=c^2+c$, $z_3=c^4+2c^3+c^2+c$, etc. I have a function ...
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Why does the Mandelbrot shape show up in other fractals?

In the pictures below, the Collatz map fractal includes parts resembling the Mandelbrot set. Why? Do other fractals do so? The Mandelbrot set From Wikimedia Commons Part of the Collatz map fractal ...
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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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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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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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Is the maximal temperature of the curlicue fractal acheived by $e\times\gamma$?

The Curlicue Fractal is defined as follows: Choose an irrational number $s$ and a horizontal unit segment with angle $\phi_0 = 0$. Define $\theta_{n+1} = \theta_{n} + 2 \pi s \pmod{2 \pi}$, with ...
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The Hausdorff dimension of the set of solutions of a system of coupled differential equations

I am interested in the relationship between non-linear differential equations and the Hausdorff, or fractal, dimension of the set of solutions. For example, the Lorenz Attractor, which is a standard ...
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the 2D fractional Gaussian noise as derived from the 2D fractional Brownian motion

Let $X_n$ be a 1D discrete fBm. Then, its 1st order difference, $W_n=X_n-X_{n-1}$ is fractional Gaussian noise (fGn). This case is simple. But what happens in 2D? Let $Y(m,n)$ be a 2D fBm, then we ...
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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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Why such iteration leads to fractal?

I saw a piece of codes like: ...
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Is this plot of Ford circles actually a fractal?

Is this plot of Ford circles actually a fractal?
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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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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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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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Fractals vs. “neatness” / order

I've seen a lot of high level videos on fractals, etc, and how they might apply to the real world. So a tree is branches with branches with branches, and our blood vessels branch and then branch ...
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Lipschitz continuity for an iterated function system

Let $(M,d_M)$ and $(N,d_N)$ be metric and $$ CB(M)=\{\mbox{all closed bounded subsets of }M\}. $$ Let $f: M\to N$ be a Lipschitz map with Lipschitz constant $L$. Define a map $$ F:(CB(M),\rho)\to ...
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Is the Hausdorff semi-distance Lipschitz?

Let $X$ be Banach (with metric $d$) and let $H(X)$ be the set of closed bounded subsets of $X$. Define for $A,B\in H(X)$ $$\delta(A,B)=\sup_{a\in A}\inf_{b\in B}d(a,b)$$ be the Hausdorff semi-distance ...
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How can I generate grid-based Fractals?

Please let me know if there's a better site to ask a question like this. I play a little indie game called Dwarf Fortress and a major part of the game involves building the titular Fortress for your ...
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Is this Fractal New?

I developed some equations relating to symmetry. When used recursively, they produce what I believe is a fractal of symmetries. The fractal is procedurally generated like a snowflake or a gasket, ...
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We all know about compositions of functions, but what about decomposition. Is there a way with math, not just heuristics?

The composition operator is a well know and quite often used method in integration and differentiation, think u-substitution. However, given a composition like $$f(f(f(...f(x)...)))$$ Where there are ...
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interior distance estimate for Julia sets - getting rid of spots

From wikibooks colouring the Julia set, the distance estimate $\delta(z)$ can be calculated by: $$\begin{aligned} \delta(z) &= \lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{|z_n| \log ...
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Points in a general Cantor set

We often look at the Cantor set with the construction that keeps removing the middle thirds of the remaining line segments at each iteration. Corresponding to this construction, we can determine ...
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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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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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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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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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question about multifractal analysis

I have a general question about multifractal analysis: Suppose that I have two figures, that are multifractals. The question is, how I can compare how similar they are to each other? Can I do it by ...
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how do i prove that a collection of contractions does not satisfy the open set condition?

I am studying a fractal that is defined by 4 similarities, similar to the Von Koch curve, and I am trying to verify that it does not satisfy the open set condition. The fractal is heavily ...
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Hausdorf dimension of fractal iterates

For fractals defined iteratively (via subdivision) like the Koch curve or Sierpinsky triangle, what is the Hausdorf dimension of the intermediate iterates? Specifically, for a fractal S defined as ...
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Intuition for Entropy over Fractals

Is there intuition for "mathematical" entropy. I know that physical entropy tracks the order in a dynamical system, for thermodynamics. As entropy goes up, general randomness and disorder goes up. ...
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Greek cross fractal

I need some code to generate a Greek cross fractal. Example: It must be made of increasingly smaller panels, but the panels may not overlap with previous panels. Does anyone know where I might ...
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multifractal scaling exponent tau(q) - concave up or down?

I have read some conflicting information from two reliable sources regarding the scaling exponent in multifractal systems - tau. On the Yale website devoted to fractals, they say "Tau is a decreasing ...
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Are the iterates of this function bounded?

I have the function $f(z) = \sqrt z + C.$ For the value of $C = i$ (complex number), would the iterates be bounded or not? Iterating from $z = 0: f(0) = i, f(i) = \sqrt i + i$ and it goes on, ...
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Compact metric space implies that the hyperspace is compact

I need a hint to the following problem: If $S$ is a compact metric space then the hyperspace $H(S)$ is compact. I don't know how to begin this problem. Thanks!
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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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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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Finding countable compact set s.t $\underline{\dim}_M(K)\lneq\overline{\dim}_M(K)$

Im trying to find a countable compact set such that $$\underline{\dim}_M(K)\lneq\overline{\dim}_M(K)$$ I tried thinking about Koch curve, sierpinskii gasket and carpet, Bedford-McMullen carpet and ...
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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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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 ...