The Dragon Hiding in the Tree – Robert Fathauer

“This short movie demonstrates an unexpected relationship between the canonical Pythagorean Tree and the Dragon Curve. This is based on folding the tree according to a particular sets of rules, shown in an animation created using Mathematica and Photoshop. A naturalistic fractal tree based on this construct is also shown. Relationships between binary Pythagorean Trees and other fractal curves is demonstrated as well.”

2015 Bridges Conference Short Movie Festival


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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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