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View Resource The Fractory: An Interactive Tool for Creating and Exploring Fractals

The Fractory, a one place stop for learning about, creating, and viewing fractals, was created by three students as a project for ThinkQuest (discussed in the January 26, 1996 Scout Report), a contest for students ages 12-19. There are six main sections to the Fractory, including Fractal Basics and the Fractal Message Board. Fractal Basics will inform you about the importance of fractals to the...
View Resource The Chaos Hypertextbook: Mathematics in the Age of the Computer

Written by Glenn Elert, this online textbook is aimed at "anyone with an interest in chaos, fractals, non-linear dynamics, or mathematics in general." Although it is not extremely technical, the author recommends having a decent mathematical background. Many people will recognize, at least by name, some of the topics covered. Mandelbrot and Julia sets are two well known fractals, and the book...
View Resource Fractals, Chaos

Paul Bourke of the Astrophysics and Supercomputing department at Swinburne University of Technology is the author of this massive resource on fractals and chaos. He gives examples of many different kinds and classes of fractals, including the Mandelbrot set and various attractors; and brief explanations accompany each one. A substantial introduction to fractals covers the underlying principles and...
View Resource Fractal Geometry

This is one of the best online resources about fractals, and is "meant to support a first course in fractal geometry for students without especially strong mathematical preparation." The site is incredibly deep, providing everything from the most basic definitions and non-technical discussions to involved mathematical formulations. Interactive Java applets, downloadable software for the PC and...
View Resource Boston University: Dynamical Systems and Technology Project

The Dynamical Systems and Technology Project brought to you by the Department of Mathematics at Boston University and the National Science Foundation offers resources for teaching chaos and fractals. The website includes a number of Java applets and several interactive papers "designed to help teachers and students understand the mathematics behind such topics as iterated function systems (the...
View Resource Computer Analysis of Paintings Raises Questions

UO study questions paintings’ authenticity Fractals and art: In the hands of a master Jackson Pollock Richard Taylor: Further Information...
View Resource XaoS 3.5

To experience the world of fractals is quite a treat. This wonderful application allows visitors the opportunity to explore fractals by continuously zooming in and out around their various forms and manifestations. XaoS can display a wide range of fractal types, including Mandelbrot, Phoenix, and many more. The site includes a number of tutorials, complete with information about how the program...