Lamination (topology)

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Lamination associated with Mandelbrot set
Lamination of rabbit Julia set

In topology, a branch of mathematics, a lamination is a :

  • "A topological space partitioned into subsets"[1]
  • decoration (a structure or property at a point) of a manifold in which some subset of the manifold is partitioned into sheets of some lower dimension, and the sheets are locally parallel.

A lamination of a surface is a partition of a closed subset of the surface into smooth curves.

It may or may not be possible to fill the gaps in a lamination to make a foliation.[2]


Geodesic lamination of a closed surface

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