Posts Tagged ‘Benoît Mandelbrot

15 Gorgeous Fractals

19, Jan 2011

A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is  approximately a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity.  In 1975 Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term fractal which is derived from the Latin word fractus which means “broken” or “fractured”. Hence the most famous of them all is the Mandelbrot set. Here are [...]

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