Four hundred years of the fractal coastline of Scotland

M McCartney, Eoghan Bradley

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Abstract

A Divider dimension analysis is made of a selection of fourteen maps of Scotland dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. No clear variation in the fractal dimension is found over time. It is concluded from the nineteenth and twentieth century maps that the divider dimension of the Scottish coast lies between 1.18 and 1.2.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
JournalThe Mathematical Gazette
Volume103
Issue number558
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Nov 2018

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  • Fractal dimension analysis
  • scottish coastline

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McCartney, M ; Bradley, Eoghan. / Four hundred years of the fractal coastline of Scotland. In: The Mathematical Gazette. 2018 ; Vol. 103, No. 558. pp. 1-4.
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In: The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 103, No. 558, 03.11.2018, p. 1-4.

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