Fractals and stochastic models

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


Complex natural subjects such as coastlines, mountains, galaxies, and clouds would seem to be beyond rigorous description for scientists. How can one model a jagged and wild mountain using Euclidean geometric methods? It is not possible because of the irregular (in the Euclidean meaning of the term) shapes of the real world.


Fractional Brownian Motion Iterate Function System Fractal Curve Original Curve Frame Buffer 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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