Science Fact of the Day #1 – What is a Fractal?

What is a fractal? (besides the fact that it is part of our company name)

Well, lets start with the pure definition found in old Webster:

any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the same size” – Reference

What does a fractal pattern look like?

Fractal Pattern

Fractal Pattern

We named our company after the Fractal because of our fascination with their beauty and how they are intertwined in both Mathematics and Nature (Science).  Fractal patterns are all around us!  Fractal patterns are can found in the growth of trees and how they branch out, all the way to mathematical models of our very own heart beat.  To see the PBS documentary that sparked it all and started the wheels turning to start educating our young minds in America – Click Here.

Over the next year – we will try to highlight some little known or even well known Science fact in our blog to show you what excites us about learning about the universe we live in.  I hope you enjoy our journey and come back often to learn more about what inspires us!

Fractal Math and Science Academy (Fractal Tutoring) is a Premier Math and Science tutoring company in New Jersey offering specialized instruction in the Sciences both in person (New  Jersey) or online (Skype) to students around the country.  Specific areas we specialize in are: Organic Chemistry, Physics, Physics AP, Chemistry, Chemistry AP, Calculus, Calculus AP, Algebra, Pre-Calculus and Geometry.  We also do specialized test prep for the DAT and MCAT exams.  Pre-Dental and Pre-Medical mentoring is a specialized area we offer as well.

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