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Fractals…they are all around us, in Nature and in the Universe. Fractals are mathematical sets, from which arise detailed patterns of self-similarity, which means the pattern of a given fractal repeatedly repeats itself. The Universe itself is full of repeating patterns, from electrons circling an atomic nucleus to moons orbiting planets and planets orbiting stars. Fractals: patterns of the Universe within the Universe within the Universe…ad infinitum.
The term fractal was coined by the mathematician, Benoit Mandelbrot, who also saw these detailed repeating patterns in Nature: the patterns in leaves and the vessels of the circulatory system, in clouds and ocean waves, in snowflakes and crystals, and even in the…
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