This thesis is devoted to a study about Fractals and Fractal Polynomial Interpolation. Fractal Interpolation is a great topic with many interesting applications, some of which are used in everyday lives such as television, camera, and radio. The thesis is comprised of eight chapters. Chapter one contains a brief introduction and a historical account of fractals. Chapter two is about polynomial interpolation processes such as Newton s, Hermite, and Lagrange. Chapter three focuses on iterated function systems. In this chapter I report results contained in Barnsley s paper, Fractal Functions and Interpolation. I also mention results on iterated function system for fractal polynomial interpolation. Chapters four and five cover fractal polynomial interpolation and fractal interpolation of functions studied by Navascués. Chapter five and six are the generalization of Hermite and Lagrange functions using fractal interpolation. As a concluding chapter we look at the current applications of fractals in various walks of life such as physics and finance and its prospects for the future.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
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Ramesh, Gayatri, "Fractal Interpolation" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3687.