Abstract: Various results on the R5 dragon curve, including area, boundary, enclosure sequence, centroid and moment of inertia.
Read draft 6,
"Draft" here means believed correct as far as it goes but with variable quality and more to come. The LaTeX source uses PGF for pictures.
Document copyright 2014, 2015 Kevin Ryde. Permission is granted for anyone to make a copy for the purpose of reading it. The PDF rendition contains fonts which are Copyright American Mathematical Society and licensed under the open font license.
.tar.gz includes various generator and development
programs which are all
GPLv3 up. They're
mostly Perl and a bit rough. Modules variously used include
(some debs in my repo). The document has
self-tests with Pari/GP and my
functions are extracted to a
devel/r5dragon-defines.gp which is
highly specific to the document but might be of interest for experimenting.
(Needs GP 2.9 up for some things.)
See Math::PlanePath::R5DragonCurve for Perl code implementing curve coordinate calculations. The corresponding R5DragonCurve section of the PlanePath image gallery has some pictures.
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