Uses of FractalsThanks to us you now understand the beauty of fractals. And so, you might be wondering what
purpose they serve in reality now. In fact, fractals serve a variety of purposes. This is the reason
why I'm writing a section on uses of fractals.
Fractals provide a simple solution to capture the enormous detail and irregularity of clouds
and landscapes. Fractal geometry is an efficeint way to draw realisttic natural objects on a
computer screen. Landscape designers start with basic shapes and iterate them over and over.
Science Fiction films design imaginary landscapes likewise for backdrops.
In the 1980's Benoit Mandelbrot working with some metallurgists concluded that a metal
surface's fractal dimension maybe a useful measurement of a metal's strength. This can be used to
distinguish or characterize metals.
The evolution of different ecosystems have been described and predicted using fractals.
For example, Herald Hasting used fractals to model ecosystem dynamics at Okefenokee Swamp.
Fractals along with ecosystem studies are essential in determining the spread of acid rain and
Other uses of fractals are describing astronomy, meteorology, economics, ecology and in
the study of galaxy clusters. Fractals are helpful yet beautiful designs.