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Though two of my main questions have always been: how are they used in our world, and how does Fractal Geometry describe them mathematically?

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Though two of my main questions have always been: how are they used in our world, and how does Fractal Geometry describe them mathematically?

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"can anyone tell me what Fractal Geometry is like?"

Generally it is geometry that is rough, like a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake" [Broken].

It doesn't have to be regular, for example a coastline is fractal (over a certain range).

"How are they used in the world?"

Well fractals often are optimal in some regard, for example maximum strength to weight ratio gives fractal-like structures in bird bones and in the Eiffel tower. Maximum area coverage per length gives the fractal tree-like shape of rivers... and similarly for trees.

Generally it is geometry that is rough, like a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake" [Broken].

It doesn't have to be regular, for example a coastline is fractal (over a certain range).

"How are they used in the world?"

Well fractals often are optimal in some regard, for example maximum strength to weight ratio gives fractal-like structures in bird bones and in the Eiffel tower. Maximum area coverage per length gives the fractal tree-like shape of rivers... and similarly for trees.

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