Nature Notes

June 30, 2009

Ox-Eye Daisy, Fractals in Nature

Filed under: Flowers,Video — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Ox-Eye Daisy

Ox-Eye Daisy

B.B. Mandelbrot in “The Fractal Geometry of Nature” describes fractals as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole”. There are many things in nature that exhibit some of these characteristics such as snowflakes, crystals, rivers,and some plant structures.

There are some interesting software programs that generate fractals. Have a look at the video below of one such creation.

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  1. I shold like permission to use this image in a professional article to appear in”Modern Psychoanalysis”. I have written the article gratis and the publication is for a non-profit educational institute. Thank you. R. Marshall

    Comment by Robert J. Marshall, Ph.D. — March 12, 2011 @ 12:07 am

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