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2 Author(s)
Deering, W. ; Dept. of Phys., North Texas Univ., Denton, TX, USA ; West, Bruce J.

The nature of fractals and the use of fractals instead of classical scaling concepts to describe the irregular surfaces, structures, and processes exhibited by physiological systems are described. The mathematical development of fractals is reviewed, and examples of natural fractals are cited. Relationships among power laws, noise, and fractal time signals are examined.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )