This is a QR code. A QR Code is a 2-dimensional barcode, which has encoded in it a URL (web address), text, or other information. It can be read by a QR code scanner, including QR scanner smartphone apps. Once you have an app installed on your smartphone, open the app and hold your phones camera over a QR code to read it. Most QR codes youll come across have a URL encoded, so chances are when you read the QR code it will take you to a web page.
Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
Good quality material; may be reviewed
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Editors' Choice Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Classics Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT JOLT Award in a new window.
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Click to expand login or register menu
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
You are now going to MERLOT Help. It will open in a new window
For optimal performance of MERLOT functionality, use IE 9 or higher, or Safari on mobile devices
I spent about fifteen minutes to review this website. Seemingly this site is only one page and has no links. I assume that the contents of the projects may change every week. I played with the interactive project, which shows fractal. There are samples of fractal to choose from and the users can zoom in and zoom out by selecting the buttons. According to the explanation of the site, this project was created for people who wish to learn Java. It is a great idea to encourage learners to gain the knowledge while using fascinating subject such as fractal. The quality of the content is interesting; however visitors of this site might want to see more than is displayed. There are potentials for the effective enhancements among learners and teachers, because it is interactive and visually alluring. Also, students are able to learn both the Java program and fractal at same time while enjoying the experience. I am a firm believer of the idea that adding interactiveness enhances the positive effect on students. Usage of the material on this site may unknowingly make visitors want to drift out of the site fairly quickly, only because the contents of its amount are limited. Visitors may like to see more project or related links.
12 years ago
Since this fractal program (a java applet) offers only two options - Mandelbrot and Julia sets - it does not take much time to explore, therefore, I spent only about 15 minutes using it. I tried both sets and zoomed in and out on many different parts. I am not an internet programmer and probably do not fully appreciate the work involved in java applets, but this seemed flawless and easy to use. Anyone can use this software, easily and it is a good introduction to Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals.
I have long been a fan of fractal programs and I was glad to see this simple one here, however, it lacks depth. I mean literally, you cannot zoom in very far before it loses detail. The real beauty of fractals that I have seen in the past is that you can zoom in FOREVER and they become even more complex and surprising. That was missing in this program and I was somewhat disappointed by that. Otherwise, it is technically fine.