Fractals and probability.

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Daecon, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Is there any connection between the two?

    I vaguely remember there being one example which was a trick with some dice that results in the pattern of a trianglular fractal, but I can't remember the specifics. Does this sound familiar to anyone, or am I talking nonsense?

    If it is true and I'm not just imagining it, are there other relationships between the two areas? If quantum mechanics is a field where probability rules, could there also be fractal patterns in QM?
     
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  5. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Aha, so I wasn't just imagining it.

    Thanks for the link.

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  7. spandrel Registered Member

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    Lots more examples.
    Draw a line. Move the mid point a random amount to make two lines. Repeat. You end up with a nice fractal coastline. The maximum random move sets the fractal dimension.
     
  8. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Probability is not involved in many (most?) of the interesting fractals. Examples of fractals (not a quote: I like the format). Examples
     

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