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A fractal is a geometrical or physical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between a greatest and smallest scale such that certain mathematical or physical properties of the structure, as the perimeter of a curve or the flow rate in a porous medium, behave as if the dimensions of the structure (fractal dimensions) are greater than the spatial dimensions. In other words fractals are patterns that never stops repeating itself from a microscopic scale. Fractals were discovered by a Polish- French- American known as, Benoit Mandelbrot. As a person who happened to crack a new twist to the world of patterns, he became known as The Parent of Fractals. A fractal can be something as simple as a snowflake. Snowflakes are tiny pieces of ice that create a beautiful shape. Snowflakes are a fractal because the ice constantly repeats its pattern in order to create its unique shape. The Koch snowflake is a better example of a fractal because the measurement is more accurate than that of an actual snowflake. It is formed by drawing and equilateral triangle and on each of the three sides, drawing another equilateral triangle that is one third the size of its original side and continues on the same exact way. When zoomed in at each dimension, the figure looks exactly the same. It is as though the figure never changed.Another example of a fractal is the universe. The universe consists of multiple galaxies in clusters. The galaxies look like little swirls that constantly move into itself. As the universe is zoomed into, it consists of multiple stars, black holes, comets, etc. There is no escaping the universe. As far as one may travel through the universe, they will continue to come across the exact same events. The universe is considered not to be a fractal as well...

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