Re: Fractal: was Re: Champagne Elegance
- Subject: Re: Fractal: was Re: [iris-photos] Champagne Elegance
- From: "Aunty Pear" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:35:28 +1000
Wow, Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too cool that explanation was good but useless I am no
genius in math's - I use in built formularies. I will be hiding behind
nearest tree if you ask me to come up with something like this you just
wrote. Can I keep your letter, please? We have a few fractal junkies in my
other group and they will be impressed with it also. But I must warn you,
their math's are just as mine - at the level of 2 + 2 = ?....
And I want to get you started on Mandelbrot or for that matter Julia, may be
I will learn something new there...
Way off topic too.
Thanks for letter.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 1:32 PM
Subject: OT: Fractal: was Re: [iris-photos] Champagne Elegance
> Aunty Pear wrote:
> > Hello, Christopher.
> > I am sending one fractal to have a look at.
> Beautiful, A.P.
> A brief explanation. "Normal" geometic objects look like what they are
> at just one scale. Zoom out on a circle and it's just a dot. Zoom in
> properly and it is a circle. Zoom in farther and it just looks like a
> straight line.
> Many real things look about the same at different zoom factors. A map of
> the west coast of the USA has a certain roughness. A map of the
> California coast has a similar roughness. So does one of Los Angeles
> County. The puffiness of clouds is similar at different scales. In a
> (dicot) tree, the branches off the trunk have similar geometries to the
> smallest twigs on the branches. Etc.
> In short, many natural objects we see all the time are not
> well-represented by circles and squares. Objects with similar roughness
> over a range of scales look more real with a much smaller number of
> The name comes from these constructs having (somehow) a fractional
> number of dimensions. WAY off topic for here.
> And don't get me started on the Mandelbrot set.
> Gerry Snyder, AIS Symposium Chair, Region 15 RVP
> Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
> in warm, winterless Los Angeles--USDA 9b-ish, Sunset 18-19
> my work: helping generate data for: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/
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