The canopy and shortest path in a self-contacting fractal tree

Mandelbrot, Benoit B.; Frame, Michael
March 1999
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring99, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p18
Academic Journal
Discusses how fractal trees can be obtained by symmetric binary branching. Alternatives in drawing Koch curves for the canopy and the set of branch tips; Angles for marking topological discontinuities called the critical points; Distinctions of the structures of self-avoiding and self-contacting trees with their canopies and shortest paths.


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