Fractals & Chaos Assignment for 3/3

If you’re interested in reading a bit more about the central topics of the past two articles, check out this NPR article as a follow-up.  Also note the New York Times article linked there.  Both articles have really interesting information on Galileo’s Square Cube Law and something called Kleiber’s Law, which governs the relationship between an animal’s size and metabolic rate.

By Monday, try to come up with a fractal design (either as a template/line segments like how FractaSketch works or as a gasket/area like how we approached the Sierpinski Triangle and Carpet originally) that has a dimension of exactly 1.5.

Continue working with FractaSketch (Safari or Internet Explorer only).  You should hopefully be close to having designs for at least three categories.

  • Fern
  • Tree
  • Spiral
  • Realistic
  • Artistic

Save the templates through the Java application, and save fractals you like as screenshots.  See Printing from FractaSketch Online for instructions.


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