An in-depth introduction to fractals (a term coined in 1975 by Benoit Mandelbrot, which from Latin means broken) which were previously known as monster curves. The article discusses very early fractal discoveries such as the Koch snowflake. The article tosses around a lot of vocabulary, terms, and names but has individualized links to each. The site also explains the specific categories and classifications of fractals including definitions and actual examples by means textual example and photo. As an added bonus, links are also listed for fractal generation programs for Mac, Linux and Windows computers.
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