In examples of fractals such as moon craters,1 rivers,2 cauliflower,3 and bread,4 the actual growth process of the fractal object is missed. In the simple experiment described here, one can observe and record the growth of calcium carbonate crystals - a ubiquitous material found in marble and seashells - in real time. The video frames can be digitized and analyzed to determine the fractal dimension.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 2003|