Maths Week | 15 – 19 March 2021 | Day 4

To animate Maths Week, your teachers are offering one story a day about an aspect of Maths you probably do not know…yet!

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Today, we give the floor to a student of 1ère, Faustine D., who invites you to travel to the heart of fractals, these constructions which mix art and mathematics. Thank you Faustine!

Fractals - Article by Faustine D.

Fractals are a rather recent addition to the history of mathematics. The first ones were discovered towards the end of the 19th century and they brought a whole new dimension to geometry as we know it today. At the time of their discovery, they were labelled as pathologic objects. But far from being sickly, these objects are complex, beautiful and hypnotic.

To find out more on fractals, please click here to read the full article !