Drexel dragonThe Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

Fractals and Circle Inversions

Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Library Help

Visit this site: http://www.math.union.edu/research/circleinversions/

Author:Michael Frame, Barbara Bemis, Colleen Clancy, Tatiana Cogevina; Union College, Schenectady, NY
Description: Inversion across a circle was introduced by Appolonius of Perga, whose definition of inversion was synthetic, as was all geometry at that time. This article gives an analytic characterization, with an explanation of inversion limit sets, and three animations illustrating fractal motion.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Fractals, Conic Sections and Circles

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help

© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.