Fractals are geometric patterns that are repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry. The branching of a tree is a pretty good example. The term was coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975. He developed some special mathematic models to represent these patterns. Fractals can be seen in nature in things such as snowflakes and river systems or chemical compounds. They can be quite lovely when represented in art.

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