Topic: computational geometry
Topic: geometry
 
Subtopic: natural objects
Quote: geometry does not describe natural objects; too irregular and fragmented with infinite distinct scales of lengths [»mandBB_1983]
 Quote: many natural objects have similar degrees of irregularity at all scales [»mandBB_1983]
 Quote: how long is the coast of Britain?; it depends on how length is measured [»mandBB_1983]
 Subtopic: fractal dimension
Quote: if measure at the correct fractal dimension, the length is independent of the measure (epsilon) [»mandBB_1983]
 Quote: Hausdorff fractal dimensioncover with polygon's and add up the sides to the power D [»mandBB_1983, OK]
 Quote: cells within 34 cells of a blood vessel, yet blood vessels take 5% of body's volume; fractal dimension measures the branching [»misc12_1985]
 Subtopic: fractional metric
Quote: use fractional distance metrics to preserve proximity in high dimensional spaces;
 Subtopic: software is not fractal
Quote: software is not fractal; highlevel design is qualitatively different from lowlevel design; e.g., system architecture, abstract data type, and implementation [»guttJV_2002]

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