Abstract

The Scottish biologist D’Arcy once said “God always geometrizes.” The idea behind this statement is mathematics is everywhere and is always present even when it is not fully perceived. Fractal geometry is a concept introduced by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975, a concept which at the beginning was not supported by other mathematicians. Fractal can be generated by performing some calculations in which the answer of an equation is fed back into the beginning. This study seeks to show some of the various ways in which fractals can be useful. This study is descriptive which includes historical, qualitative data, and comparison of data. Also parts of the studies presented have been validated by past researches. In this study I compare fractals that have been generated to those that are natural, and demonstrate their importance and efficiency when used as models.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 2017

Mentor

Steve Szabo

Department/Professional Affiliation

Mathematics and Statistics

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level

Bachelor's

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

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