Fractal Dimension

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Fractal Dimension

A number that quantitatively describes how an object fills its space. In Euclidean, or Plane geometry, objects are solid and continuous. That is, they have no holes or gaps. As such, they have integer dimensions. Fractals are rough and often discontinuous, like a wiffle ball, and so have fractional, or fractal dimensions.

Fractal Dimension

A description of how a discontinuous object fills the space it occupies. For example, a basketball is not smooth; rather it has lines and grooves all over it. Because it is not a perfect sphere, it requires fractal dimensions to explain how it exists.
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A type of fractal dimension, the information dimension, was computed for these data using Sarraille and DiFalco's (1992) FD3 program for the PC.
The advent of EDI systems, such as "FORD-NET," have added a new information dimension by narrowing the time delay problem, but they place greater demands on the foundry control systems.
Additionally, color can be used to add another information dimension to the diagram.
Based on the information Dimension Data has gathered over the last 10 years, digital will overtake voice in the contact center within two years because the new generation of tech-savvy consumers entering the market -- mostly Generation Y -- use the phone only as a last resort for queries that couldn't be solved in any other way.
The Objective Force will use the information dimension to deploy rapidly and operate effectively once it is in the area of operations, and to protect the homeland and its power-projection base worldwide.
The information dimension, on the other hand, appears in numerous manifestations which usually fall into one of three categories--command and control, attacks on the opponent's information system, or leveraging of energy.
Writing on developments in private sector business, Davis and Davidson (1991) conclude: "When existing industry participants neglect the information dimensions of their business, for whatever reasons, independent third parties emerge to fill this role" (p.
Forquer began his career at Battelle Labs in Columbus, Ohio, developing software that subsequently spun-off to become Information Dimensions.
Detailed standard crane product information dimensions and specifications can be found on the individual product pages.
He has led sales groups with companies such as FileNet, Showcase, ObjectShare, Information Dimensions, McCormack & Dodge and Xerox Computer Services.
We are confident that George is the right person at the right time to spearhead product development for the company," added Paat, noting that Shemas began his career as a Battelle Memorial Institute research scientist, held executive positions at Information Dimensions and Open Text, and founded the Dublin Technology Group, which merged in 2002 with Optimum Technology, where Shemas was vice president and Chief Technical Officer.
Previously, Hackbarth held executive positions with the international software company Information Dimensions, as well as Agency Management Services, Leader Systems, Policy Management Systems, and IBM.

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