First I will give an introduction to fractals, a naturally occurring mathematical set that repeats a detailed pattern visible at any scale. Then I will connect fractals to real-world applications in Geology and Earth Science. I will discuss how fractals are used by geologists with the use of mathematical equations to find the dimensions of detailed forms ranging from bigger surfaces such as coastlines and islands to smaller forms such as leaves. Come find out how scientists relate these findings to tectonic plate slipping and the formation of mountain ranges!
Mathematics Applications in the Sciences