3,760 Users Online
  • 640,129,772 Downloads
  • 1,461,195 Wallpapers
  • 1,034,461 Members
  • 12,971,712 Votes
  • 5,965,287 Favorites

Fractals

A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, in a somewhat technical sense, on all scales. The object need not exhibit exactly the same structure at all scales, but the same "type" of structures must appear on all scales. A plot of the quantity on a log-log graph versus scale then gives a straight line, whose slope is said to be the fractal dimension. The prototypical example for a fractal is the length of a coastline measured with different length rulers. The shorter the ruler, the longer the length measured, a paradox known as the coastline paradox.

Group Information

Last Activity: 13 Hours Ago
Group Leader: margarita8as
Moderators: None
Submissions: Open
Group Visitors: 263,719
Founded: January 17th, 2013

Top Contributors

Recently Active Members

Recently Joined Members

joshpetersen43
silvermorn
blueangels1015
AnnonymousArtist
NovaRain
+18 Added This Week

Recently Added Wallpapers

Fractal
FractalUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/17/17
Resolution: 1231x769
Downloads: 4
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Fractal Spiral
Fractal SpiralUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/17/17
Resolution: 1228x768
Downloads: 3
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Colorful Fractal Spiral
Colorful Fractal SpiralUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/17/17
Resolution: 1229x768
Downloads: 5
Comments: 0
Favorited: 2
Points: +3
Beautiful Fractal
Beautiful FractalUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/17/17
Resolution: 1229x768
Downloads: 1
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Fractal
FractalUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/17/17
Resolution: 1235x773
Downloads: 4
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Fractal Spirals
Fractal SpiralsUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 12/14/17
Resolution: 1349x843
Downloads: 11
Comments: 1
Favorited: 1
Points: +2

Group Details

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems - the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals - such as the Mandelbrot Set - can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.

This is Desktop Nexus Group, independently organized and operated by members of our community, focused around a specific theme or topic.   Find more groups!
256,652
Points
#194
Group Rank