Mobile Fractal Generation

Mobile Fractal Generation

Daniel C. Doolan (University College Cork, Ireland), Sabin Tabirca (University College Cork, Ireland) and Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-866-6.ch027


Ever since the discovery of the Mandelbrot set, the use of computers to visualise fractal images have been an essential component. We are looking at the dawn of a new age, the age of ubiquitous computing. With many countries having near 100% mobile phone usage, there is clearly a potentially huge computation resource becoming available. In the past years there have been a few applications developed to generate fractal images on mobile phones. This chapter discusses three possible methodologies whereby such images can be visualised on mobile devices. These methods include: the generation of an image on a phone, the use of a server to generate the image and finally the use of a network of phones to distribute the processing task.

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