# The world of MATHS: Freaky FRACTALS

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A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on three-dimensional (3D) shapes that are topologically equivalent. Examples of objects that are topologically equivalent are a coin and a marble, a cup and a doughnut, and a square...

- SHAPING up. // Think of a Number;2005, p50
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on different shapes. It mentions that although ancient Greeks were not so good with numbers, they were very good at mathematics because they understood shapes. According to the...

- SHAPING up: The 3rd Dimension. // Think of a Number;2005, p58
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on various shapes with three dimensions. A tetrahedron is comprised of four equilateral triangles like a pyramid except that its base is triangular instead of square. A cube is made...

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A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on the branch of mathematics called logic. Logic relies on thought rather than numbers or shapes. Solving a problem logically means deducing certain things and then linking the...

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- BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot. Driscoll, Sally // BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot;2006, p1
Information on the early life of French mathematician BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot is presented. The author reviews how Mandelbrot was a pioneer of fractal geometry, a method for measuring irregular shapes and phenomena that is now used in many different disciplines including animation, astronomy,...