Self-Similarity and Fractal Geometry

  • Daniel Kaplan
  • Leon Glass
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (volume 19)

Abstract

If you cut a limb off a tree, the resulting object will resemble—in miniature—the tree itself. If you cut a branch off this limb, the shape of the resulting object will be similar to the limb and to the entire tree. If you cut a twig off this branch, it too will resemble the entire tree. The term self-similar describes the geometry of objects in which a small part when expanded looks like the whole.

Keywords

Dioxide Dust Agar Aspergillus Mandel 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kaplan
    • 1
  • Leon Glass
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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