Mysteries of Fractal

Mysteries of Fractal

Rating: Excellent

Strong Points: Design is beautiful, information is easy to access and read

Weak Points: None

Platform: iPad/iPhone

Cost: $2.99

Fractals are geometric figures with interesting properties, prevalent in mathematics but also commonly appearing in formations found throughout the natural world. If you want to learn more about these fascinating shapes, check out the Mysteries of Fractal app. The highly interactive app takes users through the basic principles of Julia set fractals in a fun and easy-to-follow format. Users sequentially step through the theory behind fractals and the formulas that give rise to them. After going through this tutorial describing fractals, the app allows users to create their own. In addition to the information provided within the tutorial, the app also provides additional references for further reading and even the code that is used within the app to generate the fractals. Mysteries of Fractals provides a beautiful introduction to a complicated mathematical topic and is worth checking out, if only to stare in wonder at these gorgeous shapes.