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Tag: fractal geometry of nature

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