Benoit Mandelbrot
Benoît B. Mandelbrot[note 1][note 2] (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for developing a "theory of roughness" in nature and the field of fractal geometry to help prove it, which included coining the word "fractal". He later discovered the Mandelbrot set of intricate, never-ending fractal shapes, named in his honor.[7] While he was a child, his family fled to France in 1936 to escape the growing Nazi persecution of Jews. After World War II ended in 1945, Mandelbrot studied mathematics, graduating from universities in Paris and the U.S., receiving a masters degree in aeronautics from Caltech. He spent most of his career in both the U.S. and France, having dual French and American citizenship. Because of his access to IBM's computers, Mandelbrot was one of the first to use computer graphics to create and display fractal geometric images, leading to his discovering the Mandelbrot set in 1979. Early years[edit] A Mandelbrot set

Fractal
Figure 1a. The Mandelbrot set illustrates self-similarity. As the image is enlarged, the same pattern re-appears so that it is virtually impossible to determine the scale being examined. Figure 1b. The same fractal magnified six times. Figure 1c. Figure 1d. Fractals are distinguished from regular geometric figures by their fractal dimensional scaling. As mathematical equations, fractals are usually nowhere differentiable.[2][5][8] An infinite fractal curve can be conceived of as winding through space differently from an ordinary line, still being a 1-dimensional line yet having a fractal dimension indicating it also resembles a surface.[7]:48[2]:15 There is some disagreement amongst authorities about how the concept of a fractal should be formally defined. Introduction[edit] The word "fractal" often has different connotations for laypeople than mathematicians, where the layperson is more likely to be familiar with fractal art than a mathematical conception. History[edit] Figure 2.

7 The Fibonacci Sequence
The ideas in the previous section allow us to show the presence of the Fibonacci sequence in the Mandelbrot set. Forget for the moment about the rotation numbers and concentrate only on the periods of the bulbs (the denominators). Call the cusp of the main cardioid the ``period 1 bulb.'' Figure 11. There are many interesting sequences to be found in the Mandelbrot set. Figure 12. 8 Summary (Next Section) Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set (Cover Page) 6 How to Add (Previous Section)

Fractals
Fractals From Wikibooks, open books for an open world The latest reviewed version was checked on 19 March 2014. There are template/file changes awaiting review. Jump to: navigation, search “What I cannot create, I do not understand.” — Richard P. Introduction[edit] Here you can find algorithms and examples of source code for drawing fractals. Multiplatform, open source and free tools are suggested. Make a good description of programa/algorithms. Try to disjoin computing parameters from creating images ( in other words : "separate the calculation phase from the colouring phase" Claude Heiland-Allen) It can slow the program but makes it easier to understand the algorithm ). If it is possible make one-file programs. Contents[edit] Retrieved from " Subjects: Hidden categories: Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views Actions Navigation Community Tools Languages Sister projects Print/export This page was last modified on 19 March 2014, at 15:02.

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Fractal
Please look also at Category Fractals page Overview[edit] Mandelbrot set[edit] See also Mandelbrot set Julia set[edit] See also Julia set Three-dimensional fractals[edit] Detail of a power 9 mandelbulbDetail of a power 9 mandelbulbDetail of a power 5 mandelbulbDetail of a power 20 mandelbulb Various[edit] Moore curve in 3D, stage 3Lebesgue curve or z-order curveLebesgue 3D curve, iter. 1Lebesgue 3D curve, iter. 2Lebesgue 3D curve, iter. 3Secant method applied to Halley method applied to Householder method applied to Newton method applied to Smith-Volterra Cantor setQuadratic Koch curve (type1)Quadratic Koch curve (type2)Boundary of the Dragon curveArrowhead Sierpinski curveSierpinski arrowhead curveEvolution of Sierpinski arrowhead curveSierpinski arrowhead curve in 3DKoch curve 85 degrees. Fractal flame[edit] Fractal dimension[edit] Nature[edit] Fractals in nature; see also Category:Fractals in nature: Sceneries[edit] Fractal sceneries and landscapes generated from various iterated formulas:

Reality
Not to be confused with Realty. Philosophers, mathematicians, and other ancient and modern thinkers, such as Aristotle, Plato, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Russell, have made a distinction between thought corresponding to reality, coherent abstractions (thoughts of things that are imaginable but not real), and that which cannot even be rationally thought. By contrast existence is often restricted solely to that which has physical existence or has a direct basis in it in the way that thoughts do in the brain. Reality is often contrasted with what is imaginary, delusional, (only) in the mind, dreams, what is false, what is fictional, or what is abstract. At the same time, what is abstract plays a role both in everyday life and in academic research. For instance, causality, virtue, life, and distributive justice are abstract concepts that can be difficult to define, but they are only rarely equated with pure delusions. The truth refers to what is real, while falsity refers to what is not. Being

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, aka Lepiota lutea, the yellow houseplant or house plant soil mushroom, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for February 2002,
I get *lots* of email about this fungus. In the table below I've put a small sampling of some of these interesting emails. You'll notice, however, that they start to sound the same after the first few. That's why I made Leucocoprinus birnbaumii this month's Fungus of the Month. Lots of interesting emails. To answer the several common questions: The mushrooms are not known to harm plants either and likely came in with the potting soil. One common misconception, as mentioned in one of the above emails, is that you can be poisoned by a mushroom by just touching it. You have probably heard of the more common genus Coprinus, the inky cap mushrooms. You'll notice from the picture on the left that the mushrooms start out as a very bright yellow color. The last time I visited the Missouri Botanical Gardens they had a display of tropical foliage with bright green tree frogs and these bright yellow Leucocoprinus. I hope you enjoyed learning something about Leucocoprinus birnbaumii today.