Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

An Introduction to Fractals

Marc Winter, `13

This presentation intends to cover the basics of what a fractal is. Since fractals don't tend to have
integer dimensions like we are used to this will include how to determine the dimension of fractals. We
will also discuss some simpler fractals that are easy to conceptualize many of these will come from a
group of fractals known as the polygaskets. The polygaskets are fractals that are based on recursively
using a polygon shape to create them. A prime example of these is Sierpinski's triangle which is a fractal
based off of a triangle.