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10) does not have to be set equal to 1/2, but may instead vary arbitrarily. 10). PHILIPPE BAVEYE ET AL. e. at intervals of length 4τ . (a) Independent random steps of the ‘particle’. (b) Position of the particle along the x axis. The time is in units of the atomistic time τ between steps. Modified from [10]. A remarkable feature of fBm is that it generates infinitely long-run correlations (these correlations correspond, loosely, to the levels of dependence, in a probabilistic sense, of distinct spatial increments).

262, identical to its Hausdorff dimension (see previous section). 73; all three Ds values are identical to the corresponding Hausdorff dimensions. In the case of ‘nonmonstrous’ sets, the similarity dimension also behaves properly. For example, if we consider a straight-line segment, divide it into four sub-segments of length scaled by a factor 1/4, keep all four segments and iterate this procedure indefinitely, the similarity dimension of the PHILIPPE BAVEYE ET AL. 33 resulting set is DS = ln 4/ ln 4 = 1, which is the same as the Hausdorff dimension of the set.

Independently of the direction (horizontal or vertical) of the line segments in stage 1, the scaling factor is equal to 1/3. At the next stage, the scaling factor is equal to 1/9, and so on. If one assumes that the length of the original line segment constituting the initiator is one, then it is easy to calculate the length of the curves at each stage. In stage 1, there are nine line segments of length 1/3 and the total length of the curve is three. In stage 2 there are 92 line segments of length 1/32 , amounting to a total length equal to nine.

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