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Minkowski Sausage

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A Fractal created from the base curve and motif illustrated below.

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The number of segments after the $n$th iteration is



\epsilon_n=\left({1\over 4}\right)^n,

so the Capacity Dimension is

D\equiv-\lim_{n\to\infty} {\ln N_n\over \ln\epsilon_n} = -\l...
= {\ln 8\over \ln 4} = {3\ln 2\over 2\ln 2} = {3\over 2}.


Lauwerier, H. Fractals: Endlessly Repeated Geometric Figures. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 37-38 and 42, 1991.

Peitgen, H.-O. and Saupe, D. (Eds.). The Science of Fractal Images. New York: Springer-Verlag, p. 283, 1988.

mathematica.gif Weisstein, E. W. ``Fractals.'' Mathematica notebook Fractal.m.

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