Fractal geometry

A Fractal is generally “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,” a property called self-similarity. The term was coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin fractious meaning “broken” or”fractured.” (

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Top row:  Alhambra, Spain.   2nd row: Friary, Co. Cork,Ireland, The Blue Mosque, Instanbul, The Mosque at Cordoba, Spain.  3rd row.  Cordoba, Spain.  Bottom row, Australian beach.


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