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Practical applications of fractals?

  1. Nov 27, 2003 #1
    What are the practial appliactions of say, fractals? I suppose in some sense they describe objects that appear in nature, eg. trees. But what the use of say Mandelbrot. It just complicates things...
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 27, 2003 #2
    one of the practical use of fractals is in image compression and shape recognition
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