What is a Fractal (And What Are They Good For)?

What is a Fractal (And What Are They Good For)?

Recording date: 12/09/2015
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Fractals are complex, never-ending patterns created by repeating mathematical equations. Yuliya, a undergrad in Math at MIT, delves into their mysterious properties and how they can be found in technology and nature. ---------- Find us online! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MITK12 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MITK12Videos http://k12videos.mit.edu ---------- made with love at MIT Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA, MIT http://k12videos.mit.edu/terms-and-conditions Hosted by: Yuliya Klochan Written by: Elizabeth Choe & Yuliya Klochan Additional Scripting by: George Zaidan Content Reviewer: Dr. Kwang Don Choe Executive Producer & Doodles: Elizabeth Choe Director: George Zaidan Camera: Adam Morrell Editor & Motion Graphics: Per Hoel Theme song: Anthony Thomas & Neil Aggarwal Music: “Unanswered Questions” by Kevin Macleod (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200025) Fractals in nature pictures: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mandelriver.jpg and https://theyinfactor.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/236085main_milkyway-full.jpg (NASA/JPL-Caltech) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tchock00 and http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Lightning_over_Oradea_Romania_cropped.jpg Menger Sponge visualization from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHsFUmMFIX0 DNA chromatin fractal globule visualization courtesy of Maxim Imakaev and the Mirny Lab at MIT (http://mirnylab.mit.edu/) Special thanks: MIT Radio Club, Prof. John Essignmann & Ellen Essignmann, Dr. Kwang Don Choe

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