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What can local self similarty tell u about a global space?

  1. Jun 17, 2007 #1
    For anyone here who is familiar with fractals and self similarity:

    Is it possible to find local self similar patterns from a random arrangement of objects which can apply to the global arrangement of these objects?

    For example, we have people walking in a city. The positions are somewhat random. Let's just pretend that everyone is still. If I "zoom in" and take a random sampling of the positions/arrangement of people w/in the local space I zoomed in on, is it possible to extrapolate this data to the more "global" space of people in the whole city using self similarity methods? Hopefully this is not too confusing
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