Day: March 8, 2020

Non-Euclydian geometry, Mandelbrot, and the infinite washboard paradox

The Coastline Paradox is the counter-intuitive observation that it is in fact impossible for a land mass to have a well-defined perimeter.  The length of a coast is limited only by the instrument used to measure it.  A longer and, hence, less accurate unit of measurement means a greater degree of cartographic distortion.  For example: Read More