- The homework assignment: [html] [Postscript] [Gif Image].
- The shape I asked you to compute the dimension of: [Gif Image] [Postscript]. (Warning:
The postscript file is rather large: 1.3
MB. The gif file is only 12kB and thus will load a lot faster.)
- Solutions to the homework: [html]
[Gif Image ] [Postscript ].

- Bob Devaney, a math
prof at Boston University, has put together an
excellent set of information on Chaos in
the Classroom. He has a very clear discussion of self-similarity
and dimension. One of the examples he uses is the Sierpinski Triangle, the
shape whose dimension you've been asked to figure out for homework.
- A very clear introduction to fractals: A Fractals Lesson.
Highly recommended!
- There are many, many sites with pictures of fractals. A large list of
such sites can be found here: Mathematical Art, Graphics,
Chaos and Fractals.
- Another page with a discussion of The
Sierpinski Triangle.
- The Sierpinski triangle is closely related to Pascal's Triangle.
Here's a neat java applet that helps one see the patterns
in Pascal's triangle.
- And here's non-java based interface that produces nice-looking
Pascal's Triangles.

If you have any questions about the class or the content of this web page, please feel free to email me at dfeldman@landau.ucdavis.edu.