### Fractal: Growth and Development

Update 2010-12-05 Growth and Development Take a long look at the fractals above and ask yourself: are they developing? are they growing? There appears (to me) to be no obvious, or distinguishing differences between (fractal) growth, and (fractal) development. When describing fractals, the terms growth and or development are often used interchangeably. As if to be a law, the fractal fact is that the two are inextricably linked - as the fractal grows, the fractal develops. development The fractal demonstrates Development : this is to do with the increase in complexity of a fractal as it iterates towards fractal equilibrium; it is a qualitative measure of fullness, completeness. growth The fractal (also) demonstrates Growth , and may be seen as an increase in either the area, or number of triangles, or even the perimeter of the snowflake - which is apparently infinite. To analyse growth (more), we need to go back and look at one of my early diagrams I 'develop