NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ788439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
How Long Was the Coast of Ireland? Investigating the Variation of the Fractal Dimension of Maps over Time
McCartney, M.; Myers, D.; Sun, Y.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n2 p249-253 Mar 2008
The divider dimensions of a range of maps of Ireland dating from 1567 to 1893 are evaluated, and it is shown that for maps produced before 1650 the fractal dimension of the map can be correlated to its date of publication. Various classroom uses and extensions are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland