Problems? Your computer may refuse to show anything
other than an empty box. If so, and you are using Windows 7 as the webmaster does,
fixing the problem is most simple. Print the image you will come to here &
follow the few instructions. In other browsers I presume that you would follow
the same approach i.e. get to the 'Java' program on your computer & fix the
What is a fractal you ask? I learn that a fractal is a 'rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be subdivided in parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole. Fractals are generally self-similar and independent of scale.' Doug Harrington, in his description says 'Fractals are complex, detailed geometric patterns found throughout the natural world. In this case they are complex computer generated images or designs of amazing detail. They are created using mathematical formulae and are infinite in their ability to be viewed in ever increasing detail. The closer you look (zoom in) the more detail there is. Each image represents it's parent image (self similar) but are not static. They can be incredibly mundane or extraordinarily beautiful!' Now you know! I will test your understanding later!
This particular fractal is however the work of Paul Carlson, whose original image can be seen here. Paul used to have an index site (Paul Carlson's Fractal Galleries) through which you could access four sites that displayed a great many of his creations. As this site must move to a new location, in 2009, I cannot find that site anymore. But ... a large collection of his fractals can be seen here. It would seem that he created this particular image in 1995. Paul permits the use of his images on non-commercial web pages & we thank him for that.
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