“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.”

"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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