give me doughnuts: I hope someone doesn't post the .gif of the infinite Buseys.
MurphyMurphy: I love this stuff. Fractals. Phi and Pi. Natures insistence on being seemingly random yet always adhering to a few basic mathematical themes.Every time I think too hard about this stuff I get this feeling there is a simple underlying truth lying right in front of our faces that ties so many of our observations together. Something as obvious and yet equally as elusive as the concept of zero.
JohnCarter: give me doughnuts: I hope someone doesn't post the .gif of the infinite Buseys.As requested[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x240]
God-is-a-Taco: [images.mnn.com image 530x310]How exactly do fractals apply to rivers? What am I supposed to see here?Erosion, gravity, et cetera et cetera, but I'm not seeing the contribution of fractals.
Morpher59: God-is-a-Taco: [images.mnn.com image 530x310]How exactly do fractals apply to rivers? What am I supposed to see here?Erosion, gravity, et cetera et cetera, but I'm not seeing the contribution of fractals."Self-similarity" is a quality common to fractals - the main river is fed by tributaries which are structurally very similar, which are in turn fed by smaller streams, which, again, look a lot like the main river, etc.
give me doughnuts: Pi is weird. If the diameter of a circle is rational, the circumference is irrational. If the circumference is rational, the diameter is irrational.This causes headaches.
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