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Iterated Function System

A finite set of contraction maps $w_i$ for $i=1$, 2, ..., $N$, each with a contractivity factor $s<1$, which map a compact Metric Space onto itself. It is the basis for Fractal image compression techniques.

See also Barnsley's Fern, Self-Similarity


Barnsley, M. F. ``Fractal Image Compression.'' Not. Amer. Math. Soc. 43, 657-662, 1996.

Barnsley, M. Fractals Everywhere, 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Academic Press, 1993.

Barnsley, M. F. and Demko, S. G. ``Iterated Function Systems and the Global Construction of Fractals.'' Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser. A 399, 243-275, 1985.

Barnsley, M. F. and Hurd, L. P. Fractal Image Compression. Wellesley, MA: A. K. Peters, 1993.

Diaconis, P. M. and Shashahani, M. ``Products of Random Matrices and Computer Image Generation.'' Contemp. Math. 50, 173-182, 1986.

Fisher, Y. Fractal Image Compression. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995.

Hutchinson, J. ``Fractals and Self-Similarity.'' Indiana Univ. J. Math. 30, 713-747, 1981.

Wagon, S. ``Iterated Function Systems.'' §5.2 in Mathematica in Action. New York: W. H. Freeman, pp. 149-156, 1991.

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