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On the Hausdorff Dimension of the Boundary of a Self-Similar Tile

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne E. Tally (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Advisor
Paul Duvall

Abstract: In our everyday experiences, we have developed a concept of dimension, neatly expressed as integers, i.e. a point, line, square and cube as 0-, 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional, respectively. Less intuitive are dimensions of sets such as the Koch Curve and Cantor Set. The formal definition of toplogical dimension in a metric space conforms to our intuitive concept of dimension, but it is inadequate to describe the dimension of fractals. The purpose of this thesis is to develop notions of fractal dimension and in particular, to explore Hausdorff dimension with regard to self-similar tiles in detail. Methods of calculation of Hausdorff dimension will be discussed.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Hausdorff dimension, Fractal dimension
Subjects
Fractals.
Topological spaces.
Curves.
Mathematical analysis.