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Spiral Fractal

By Murray Bourne, 13 Nov 2004

Fractal Spiral

Hey - I love these things! Here's one called "Spiral Fractal".

Is this just a 'nerd' thing or does anyone else find them attractive?

Fractals are built on specific iterations of complex numbers. You can see some mathematical background on the concept here: Fractals, in the Complex Numbers chapter of IntMath.

Image credit: This and other fractal images are freely available from here.

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