HELP! What is the name of a pattern...

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    which repeats inside itself in ever-decreasing size; for instance a series of concentric circles? I know there's a particular name, but my Google-fu is weak and my brain weaker...


     
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    Could you be thinking of fractals?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nope, 'though that's along the lines. It's a word which applies strictly to patterns
     
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    In my kiddos kindergarten curriculum we just call them “radiating patterns” I’d be curious to know another name for them!

    But I suppose those go outward, not inward.
     
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    Nope, they're random in appearance.
     
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    Wait- Fractals are random? Or the one you are thinking of is random?
     
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    Apollonian ?
     
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    Moiré?

    Newtonian rings?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mathematically, they're not random, but they often appear random; what I'm looking for is a distinct pattern repeated within itself until it disappears into infinity.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That works-ish...
     
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