Electronic Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, October 31-November 3, 2002Paper C019Fractals for the Classroom on Calculators and Computers |
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Similar processes can be used with six points and a compression ratio of one third to generate a Sierpinski Hexagon or five points and a compression ratio of three eights to generate a Sierpinski Pentagon. Other interesting images can be formed by using various rotations of the points about the vertices. Examples of these types of fractals will also be demonstrated with the calculator.
Finally I will reference a website designed by Robert Devaney as part of the Dynamical Systems and Technology project at Boston University. This site can produce fractals in color with a great deal of speed and flexibility.
Keyword(s): chaos and fractals, graphing calculators