1st Semester Fractal Project

Project Description and Rubric:

See Google Classroom

Interactive Fractals:

http://andrew-hoyer.com/experiments/fractals/

Readings:

Use the following websites to start answer your questions and inform yourself about fractals.

Fractal Foundation Online Course: Answers several questions!

What is a fractal?

http://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/fractals.htm Make sure to look at all the pages!

What is self-similarity?

http://www.stsci.edu/~lbradley/seminar/fractals.html

How is the dimension of a fractal different from lines, rectangles, etc.?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gB9n2gHsHN4&feature=youtu.be

What is iteration?

http://www.inminds.com/fractal.html

Where are fractals found in nature?

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2008/09/07/17-amazing-examples-of-fractals-in-nature/

What are fractals used for?

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/fractal/transform/

Benoit Mandelbrot

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/mandelbrot-fractal.html

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/fractal/

Waclaw Sierpinskil

http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/periodictable/html/Si.html

This picture of the Sierpinski triangle is from the Church Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy from the 12th or 13th century.

.Wild Cabbage: a natural fractal

Videos:

Watch each of the videos for more information on fractals:

Nova Video: (We will watch in class)