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Dimensions and Math

Updated on February 24, 2011


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Did you ever wonder what might be a calculation for the various dimensions? This is very important in understanding how self-similar fractals are mathematically calculated. A self-similar fractal is a repeat of itself to infinity.

The formula that applies is as follows:


Calculating eD=N Fractal Dimension using Self-Similarity


magnification dimension = # identical shapes

e = magnification

D = dimension

N = Resulting number of identical shapes



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      Caleb DRC 5 years ago

      Short hub, but packed with information: good job.