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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 192, Issue 1, pp 103–111 | Cite as

The projection of fractal objects

  • Martin Beech
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Abstract

Motivated by several recent studies on the geometry of molecular cloud structures, we perform two experiments that consider the projection of fractal images onto a two-dimensional screen. Evidence is presented to support the proposition that the dimensionDP of the contours surrounding the projected images are given byDs−1, whereDs>2 is the fractal dimension of the object itself. A brief survey of the geometry of astrophysical cloud structures is also presented.

Keywords

Fractal Dimension Projected Image Molecular Cloud Fractal Image Fractal Object 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Beech
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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