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Can fractal systems evolve?

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From: Mary <mingls@arn.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Jul 09, 1998 at 20:24:29
Subject: Can fractal systems evolve?

I am having a debate with a colleague about the history, creation and teaching of fractals. He says fractals came originally from social psychology; I've seen them only in mathematics. Does 'fractal' refer only to patterns that repeat themselves identically (except in size), or can fractal systems evolve and change? If so, what are some examples of evolving systems?

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