How long is the Brittish Coast?
- chris cambré
How long is the circumference of a rectangle
One can measure the lenght of the circumference of a rectangle with segments of equal length.
When clicking on the button measure with length 2, you see that the circumference equals 16 segments.
The length of it becomes: 16 x 2 = 32.
We now do the same for the coast of Great Brittain.
Explain your observations.
- A fractal is self-similar: when you zoom in the result looks the same as the original. Details show the same irregularity as the total view.
- A fractal has got a fractal dimension, which is not necessary an integer.