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Is anything in the Universe not a fractal?
« on: 02/12/2015 18:36:08 »
What tangible object in our universe is not in the fractal form ??
« Last Edit: 02/12/2015 21:05:37 by chris »


 

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Re: Clouds are Fractals
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/2015 19:31:49 »
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Re: Clouds are Fractals
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2015 20:29:00 »
A regular crystal structure would not be considered a fractal.
It's area grows as the square of its linear dimensions, and its volume grows as the cube of its linear dimensions.

Fractals are distinguished by the fact that their length, area and volume are not related by integer powers.

See examples here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fractals_by_Hausdorff_dimension

See a number of definitions here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
 

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Re: Is anything in the Universe not a fractal?
« Reply #3 on: 02/12/2015 23:59:24 »
 If you zoom-in on the contents of an animal-cell you do see smaller cell-like structures within it.  But that's it : you'd need many more Russian dolls before it could be described as fractal.
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