NABOKV-L post 0008676, Mon, 29 Sep 2003 08:46:30 -0700

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Fw: VN & FRACTALS (but not necessarily lemniscates)
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VN & FRACTALS (but not necessarily lemniscates)
----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Kunin
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 2:35 PM
Subject: VN & FRACTALS (but not necessarily lemniscates)



----- Original Message -----
From: STADLEN@aol.com
To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: MARY KRIMMEL ON FRACTALS

In a message dated 28/09/2003 18:37:21 GMT Standard Time, chtodel@cox.net writes:


putting the golden rectangles into the collection of connotations of the
>lemniscate of line 137 is too much of a stretch



Ah, but is not 137 the "fine structure constant of the universe" (Eddington)?

It is, but there's an awful lot of stretching going on.

Anthony Stadlen




Dear Mr. Stadlen,

Please excuse my stretching -- my remarks regarding VN & his possible knowledge of fractals were made in response to Jansy de Mello's question, (& not necessarily as a comment to the lemniscate in Pale Fire):

"Would those 'smaller and smaller golden rectangles' of Bernouilli´s logarithmic spiral -brought up by C. Kunin - be in any way related to the findings about fractals? Would VN be familiar with Math, Bernouilli and Fractal theory? "


(unfortunately still too short) CK