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How Fractals Work

Fractals have been around forever but were only defined in the last quarter of the 20th century. Think you can wrap your brain around how fractals work?

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Chaos theory is the idea that the ordered, obsequious universe we take for granted may be the exception to the rule. Learn more about chaos theory. See more »

What is number theory? Learn how mathematicians use number theory to define relationships that underlie nature itself. See more »

You use the number zero all the time, but it sometimes isn't a number at all. Learn about the origins and meanings of zero. See more »

Fractals have been around forever but were only defined in the last quarter of the 20th century. Can you wrap your brain around how fractals work? See more »

A world without math is unimaginable. Learn how different branches of math help demystify the world around us. See more »

Tessellations consist of a single shape repeated over a two-dimensional plane without gaps. Learn about tessellations at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Fibonacci numbers create a mathematical pattern found throughout nature. Learn where to find Fibonacci numbers, including your own mirror. See more »

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