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Fractal Analysis

Revisiting Pollock's drip paintings (Reply)

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Replying to: K. Jones-Smith & H. Mathur reply

Our use1 of the term 'fractal'2 is consistent with that by the research community. In dismissing Pollock's fractals1,3 because of their limited magnification range, Jones-Smith and Mathur4 would also dismiss half the published investigations of physical fractals5. On the basis of previous debates on limited-range fractals5,6, a fractal description is particularly appropriate for Pollock's patterns because it is physically reasonable and because it is useful for condensing the description of a complex geometry, as we now describe.

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  1. Physics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, 97403, Oregon, USA

    • R. P. Taylor
  2. School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, New South Wales, Australia

    • A. P. Micolich
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