This article discusses Functional Programming in TypeScript through Algebra, Numbers, Euclidean Plane and Fractals. A wide range of topics are covered related to functional programming and set operations. Code examples and explanations are provided to help readers understand the concepts and how to implement them in TypeScript.

## Contents

- Introduction
- TypeScript Environment
- Representing Data Through Functions
- Sets
- Binary Operations
- Go Further

- Euclidean Plane
- Drawing a Disk
- Drawing Horizontal and Vertical Half-planes
- Functions
- Go Further

- Fractals
- Complex Numbers and Drawing
- Mandelbrot Fractal
- Go Further

- History

In TypeScript, functions are nothing but objects. Hence, functions can be constructed, passed as parameter, returned from functions or assigned into variables. Thus, TypeScript has first-class functions. More precisely, TypeScript supports the following:

- Higher-order functions arguments
- Higher-order functions results
- Nested functions
- Anonymous functions
- Closures
- Partial application (ECMAScript 5)

This article will not discuss the basics of functional programming, as you can find numerous resources on this topic on the Internet. Instead, it will talk about functional programming in TypeScript applied to algebra, numbers, the Euclidean plane, and fractals. The examples provided in this article will start from simple to more complex but always illustrated in a simple, straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

To run the source code, you'll need to install Node.js. Once Node.js is installed, download the source code archive, unzip it, go to the source code folder you unzipped on a terminal, set up TypeScript environment and install all necessary dependencies with the following command:

npm install

To run numbers' demo, run the following command:

npm run numbers

To run Euclidean plane's demo, run the following command:

npm run plane

To run fractals' demo, run the following command:

npm run fractals

Let `S`

be any set of elements `a`

, `b`

, `c`

... (for instance, the books on the table or the points of the Euclidean plane) and let `S'`

be any subset of these elements (for instance, the green books on the table or the points in the circle of radius 1 centered at the origin of the Euclidean plane).

The Characteristic Function `S'(x)`

of the set `S'`

is a function which associates either `true`

or `false`

with each element `x`

of `S`

.

S'(x) = true if x is in S'
S'(x) = false if x is not in S'

Let `S`

be the set of books on the table and let `S'`

be the set of green books on the table. Let `a`

and `b`

be two green books, and let `c`

and `d`

be two red books on the table. Then:

S'(a) = S'(b) = true
S'(c) = S'(d) = false

Let `S`

be the set of the points in the Euclidean plane and let `S'`

be the set of the points in the circle of radius 1 centered at the origin of the Euclidean plane (0, 0) *(unit circle)*. Let `a`

and `b`

be two points in the unit circle, and let `c`

and `d`

be two points in a circle of radius 2 centered at the origin of the Euclidean plane. Then:

S'(a) = S'(b) = true
S'(c) = S'(d) = false

Thus, any set `S'`

can always be represented by its *Characteristic Function*. A function that takes as argument an element and returns `true`

if this element is in `S'`

, `false`

otherwise. In other words, a set (abstract data type) can be represented through a function in TypeScript.

type Set<T> = (x: T) => boolean

In the next sections, we will see how to represent some fundamental sets in the algebra of sets through TypeScript in a functional way, then we will define generic binary operations on sets. We will then apply these operations on numbers then on subsets of the Euclidean plane. Sets are abstract data structures, the subsets of numbers and the subsets of the Euclidean plane are the representation of abstract data-structures, and finally the binary operations are the generic logics that works on any representation of the abstract data structures.

This section introduces the representation of some fundamental sets in the algebra of sets through TypeScript.

#### Empty set

Let `E`

be the empty set and `Empty`

its *Characteristic function*. In algebra of sets, `E`

is the unique set having no elements. Therefore, `Empty`

can be defined as follows:

Empty(x) = false if x is in E
Empty(x) = false if x is not in E

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const empty = <T>() => (e: T) => false

In algebra of sets, `Empty`

is represented as follows:

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nEmpty set:')
console.log('Is 7 in {}?', common.empty<number>()(7))

gives the following results:

#### Set All

Let `S`

be a set and `S'`

be the subset of `S`

that contains all the elements and `All`

its *Characteristic function*. In algebra of sets, `S'`

is the full set that contains all the elements. Therefore, `All`

can be defined like this:

All(x) = true if x is in S

Thus, the representation of `S'`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const all = <T>() => (e: T) => true

In algebra of sets, `All`

is represented as follows:

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nSet All:')
console.log('Is 7 in integers set?', common.all<number>()(7))

gives the following results:

#### Singleton Set

Let `E`

be the Singleton set and `Singleton`

its *Characteristic function*. In algebra of sets, `E`

also known as unit set, or 1-tuple is a set with exactly one element `e`

. Therefore, `Singleton`

can be defined as follows:

Singleton(x) = true if x is e
Singleton(x) = false if x is not e

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const singleton = <T>(x: T) => (y: T) => x === y

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nSingleton set:')
console.log('Is 7 in the singleton set {0}?', common.singleton(0)(7))
console.log('Is 7 in the singleton set {7}?', common.singleton(7)(7))

gives the following results:

#### Other Sets

This section presents subsets of the integers set.

##### Even Numbers

Let `E`

be the set of even numbers and `Even`

its *Characteristic function*. In mathematics, an even number is a number which is a multiple of two. Therefore, `Even`

can be defined as follows:

Even(x) = true if x is a multiple of 2
Even(x) = false if x is not a multiple of 2

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const even = (x: number) => x % 2 === 0

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nEven numbers set:')
console.log('Is 99 in even numbers set?', numbers.even(99))
console.log('Is 998 in even numbers set?', numbers.even(998))

gives the following results:

##### Odd Numbers

Let `E`

be the set of odd numbers and `Odd`

its *Characteristic function*. In mathematics, an odd number is a number which is not a multiple of two. Therefore, `Odd`

can be defined as follows:

Odd(x) = true if x is not a multiple of 2
Odd(x) = false if x is a multiple of 2

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const odd = (x: number) => x % 2 === 1

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nOdd numbers set:')
console.log('Is 99 in odd numbers set?', numbers.odd(99))
console.log('Is 998 in odd numbers set?', numbers.odd(998))

gives the following results:

##### Multiples of 3

Let `E`

be the set of multiples of 3 and `MultipleOfThree`

its *Characteristic function*. In mathematics, a multiple of 3 is a number divisible by 3. Therefore, `MultipleOfThree`

can be defined as follows:

MultipleOfThree(x) = true if x is divisible by 3
MultipleOfThree(x) = false if x is not divisible by 3

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const multipleOfThree = (x: number) => x % 3 === 0

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nMultiples of 3 set:')
console.log('Is 99 in multiples of 3 set?', numbers.multipleOfThree(99))
console.log('Is 998 in multiples of 3 set?', numbers.multipleOfThree(998))

gives the following results:

##### Multiples of 5

Let `E`

be the set of multiples of 5 and `MultipleOfFive`

its *Characteristic function*. In mathematics, a multiple of 5 is a number divisible by 5. Therefore, `MultipleOfFive`

can be defined as follows:

MultipleOfFive(x) = true if x is divisible by 5
MultipleOfFive(x) = false if x is not divisible by 5

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const multipleOfFive = (x: number) => x % 5 === 0

Thus, running the code below:

console.log('\nMultiples of 5 set:')
console.log('Is 15 in multiples of 5 set?', numbers.multipleOfFive(15))
console.log('Is 998 in multiples of 5 set?', numbers.multipleOfFive(998))

gives the following results:

##### Prime Numbers

A long time ago, when I was playing with Project Euler problems, I had to resolve the following one:

By listing the first six prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13,
we can see that the 6th prime is 13.
What is the 10 001st prime number?

To resolve this problem, I first had to write a fast algorithm that checks whether a given number is prime or not. Once the algorithm written, I wrote an iterative algorithm that iterates through primes until the 10 001st prime number was found.

Let `E`

be the set of primes and `Prime`

its *Characteristic function*. In mathematics, a prime is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself. Therefore, `Prime`

can be defined as follows:

Prime(x) = true if x is prime
Prime(x) = false if x is not prime

Thus, the representation of `E`

in TypeScript can be defined as follows:

const prime = (x: number) => {
if (x <= 1) return false
if (x < 4) return true
if (x % 2 === 0) return false
if (x < 9) return true
if (x % 3 === 0) return false
const sqrt = Math.sqrt(x)
for (let i = 5; i <= sqrt; i += 6) {
if (x % i === 0) return false
if (x % (i + 2) === 0) return false
}
return true
}

Thus, running the code below to resolve our problem:

console.log('\nPrimes set:')
console.log('Is 2 in primes set?', numbers.prime(2))
console.log('Is 4 in primes set?', numbers.prime(4))
console.log('The 10 001st prime number is', numbers.getPrime(10001))

where `getPrime`

is defined below:

const getPrime = (p: number) => {
for (let i = 1, count = 0; ; i++) {
if (prime(i)) count++
if (count === p) return i
}
}

gives the following results:

This section presents several fundamental operations for constructing new sets from given sets and for manipulating sets. Below the Ven diagram in the algebra of sets.

#### Union

Let `E`

and `F`

be two sets. The *union* of `E`

and `F`

, denoted by `E U F`

is the set of all elements which are members of either `E`

and `F`

.

Let `Union`

be the *union* operation. Thus, the `Union`

operation can be implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const union = <T>(e: Set<T>, f: Set<T>) => (x: T) => e(x) || f(x)

Running the code below:

console.log('\nUnion:')
console.log('Is 7 in the union of Even and Odd Integers Set?', core.union(numbers.even, numbers.odd)(7))

gives the following results:

#### Intersection

Let `E`

and `F`

be two sets. The *intersection* of `E`

and `F`

, denoted by `E n F`

is the set of all elements which are members of both `E`

and `F`

.

Let `Intersection`

be the *intersection* operation. Thus, the `Intersection`

operation can be implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const intersection = <T>(e: Set<T>, f: Set<T>) => (x: T) => e(x) && f(x)

Running the code below:

console.log('\nIntersection:')
const multiplesOfThreeAndFive = core.intersection(numbers.multipleOfThree, numbers.multipleOfFive)
console.log('Is 15 a multiple of 3 and 5?', multiplesOfThreeAndFive(15))
console.log('Is 10 a multiple of 3 and 5?', multiplesOfThreeAndFive(10))

gives the following results:

#### Cartesian Product

Let `E`

and `F`

be two sets. The *cartesian product* of `E`

and `F`

, denoted by `E × F`

is the set of all ordered pairs `(e, f)`

such that `e`

is a member of ` E`

and `f`

is a member of `F`

.

Let `CartesianProduct`

be the *cartesian product* operation. Thus, the `CartesianProduct`

operation can be implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const cartesianProduct = <T1, T2>(e: Set<T1>, f: Set<T2>) => (x: T1, y: T2) => e(x) && f(y)

Running the code below:

console.log('\nCartesian Product:')
const cp = core.cartesianProduct(numbers.multipleOfThree, numbers.multipleOfFive)
console.log('Is (9, 15) in MultipleOfThree x MultipleOfFive? ', cp(9, 15))

gives the following results:

#### Complements

Let `E`

and `F`

be two sets. The *relative complement* of `F`

in `E`

, denoted by `E \ F`

is the set of all elements which are members of `E`

but not members of `F`

.

Let `Complement`

be the *relative complement* operation. Thus, the `Complement`

operation can be implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const complement = <T>(e: Set<T>, f: Set<T>) => (x: T) => e(x) && !f(x)

Running the code below:

console.log('\nComplement:')
const c = core.complement(numbers.multipleOfThree, numbers.multipleOfFive)
console.log('Is 15 in MultipleOfThree \\ MultipleOfFive set? ', c(15))
console.log('Is 9 in MultipleOfThree \\ MultipleOfFive set? ', c(9))

gives the following results:

#### Symmetric Difference

Let `E`

and `F`

be two sets. The *symmetric difference* of `E`

and `F`

, denoted by `E Δ F`

is the set of all elements which are members of either `E`

and `F`

but not in the intersection of `E`

and `F`

.

Let `SymmetricDifference`

be the *symmetric difference* operation. Thus, the `SymmetricDifference`

operation can be implemented in two ways in TypeScript. A trivial way is to use the union and complement operations as follows:

const symmetricDifferenceWithoutXor = <T>(e: Set<T>, f: Set<T>) =>
(x: T) => union(complement<T>(e, f), complement(f, e))(x)

Another way is to use the `XOR`

binary operation as follows:

const symmetricDifferenceWithXor = <T>(e: Set<T>, f: Set<T>) => (x: T) => e(x) !== f(x)

Running the code below:

console.log('\nSymmetricDifference without XOR:')
const sdWithoutXor = core.symmetricDifferenceWithoutXor(numbers.prime, numbers.even)
console.log('Is 2 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithoutXor(2))
console.log('Is 4 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithoutXor(4))
console.log('Is 7 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithoutXor(7))
console.log('\nSymmetricDifference with XOR:')
const sdWithXor = core.symmetricDifferenceWithXor(numbers.prime, numbers.even)
console.log('Is 2 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithXor(2))
console.log('Is 4 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithXor(4))
console.log('Is 7 in the symetric difference of prime and even Sets? ', sdWithXor(7))

gives the following results:

#### Other Operations

This section presents other useful binary operations on sets.

##### Contains

Let `Contains`

be the operation that checks whether or not an element is in a set. This operation is a function that takes as parameter an element and returns `true`

if the element is in the set, `false`

otherwise.

Thus, this operation is defined as follows in TypeScript:

const contains = <T>(e: Set<T>, x: T) => e(x)

Therefore, running the code below:

console.log('\nContains:')
console.log('Is 7 in the singleton {0}? ', core.contains(common.singleton(0), 7))
console.log('Is 7 in the singleton {7}? ', core.contains(common.singleton(7), 7))

gives the following result:

##### Add

Let `Add`

be the operation that adds an element to a set. This operation is a function that takes as parameter an element and adds it to the set.

Thus, this operation is defined as follows in TypeScript:

const add = <T>(e: Set<T>, y: T) => (x: T) => x === y || e(x)

Therefore, running the code below:

console.log('\nAdd:')
console.log('Is 7 in {0, 7}? ', core.add<number>(common.singleton(0), 7)(7))
console.log('Is 0 in {1, 0}? ', core.add<number>(common.singleton(1), 0)(0))
console.log('Is 7 in {19, 0}? ', core.add<number>(common.singleton(19), 0)(7))

gives the following result:

##### Remove

Let `Remove`

be the operation that removes an element from a set. This operations is a function that takes as parameter an element and removes it from the set.

Thus, this operation is defined as follows in TypeScript:

const remove = <T>(e: Set<T>, y: T) => (x: T) => x !== y && e(x)

Therefore, running the code below:

console.log('\nRemove:')
console.log('Is 7 in {}? ', core.remove<number>(common.singleton(0), 0)(7))
console.log('Is 0 in {}? ', core.remove<number>(common.singleton(7), 7)(0))

gives the following result:

You can see how easy we can do some algebra of sets in TypeScript through *Functional Programming*. In the previous sections was shown the most fundamental definitions. But, If you want to go further, you can think about:

- Relations over sets
- Abstract algebra, such as monoids, groups, fields, rings, K-vectorial spaces and so on
- Inclusion-exclusion principle
- Russell's paradox
- Cantor's paradox
- Dual vector space
- Theorems and Corollaries

In the previous section, the fundamental concepts on sets were implemented in TypeScript. In this section, we will practice the concepts implemented on the Euclidean plane.

A disk is a subset of a plane bounded by a circle. There are two types of disks. *Closed* disks which are disks that contain the points of the circle that constitutes its boundary, and *Open* disks which are disks that do not contain the points of the circle that constitutes its boundary.

In this section, we will set up the *Characterstic function* of the *Closed* disk and draw it in a HTML5 page.

To set up the *Characterstic function*, we first need a function that calculates the *Euclidean Distance* between two points in the plane. This function is implemented as follows:

function distance(p1: Point, p2: Point) {
return Math.sqrt((p1.x - p2.x) ** 2 + (p1.y - p2.y) ** 2)
}

where `Point`

is defined below:

class Point {
x: number
y: number
constructor(x: number, y: number) {
this.x = x
this.y = y
}
}

This formula is based on Pythagoras' Theorem.

where `c`

is the *Euclidean distance*, `a²`

is `(p1.X - p2.X)²`

and `b²`

is `(p1.Y - p2.Y)²`

.

Let `Disk`

be the *Characteristic function* of a closed disk. In algebra of sets, the definition of a closed disk in the reals set is as follows:

where `a`

and `b`

are the coordinates of the center and ` R`

the radius.

Thus, the implementation of `Disk`

in TypeScript is as follows:

const disk = (center: Point, radius: number) => (p: Point) => distance(p, center) <= radius

In order to view the set in a HTML5 page, I decided to implement a function `draw`

that draws a set in the *Euclidean plane*. I chose *HTML5* and thus used the `canvas`

element for drawing.

Thus, I've built the *Euclidean plane* illustrated below through the method `draw`

.

Below the implementation of the plane.

class Plane {
width: number
height: number
constructor(width: number, height: number) {
this.width = width
this.height = height
}
draw(set: PlaneSet, canvasId: string) {
const canvas = document.getElementById(canvasId) as HTMLCanvasElement
if (!canvas) throw new Error(`Canvas with id ${canvasId} not found`)
canvas.width = this.width
canvas.height = this.height
const context = canvas.getContext('2d') as CanvasRenderingContext2D
const semiWidth = this.width / 2
const semiHeight = this.height / 2
const xMin = -semiWidth
const xMax = semiWidth
const yMin = -semiHeight
const yMax = semiHeight
for (let x = 0; x < this.width; x++) {
const xp = xMin + (x * (xMax - xMin)) / this.width
for (let y = 0; y < this.height; y++) {
const yp = yMax - (y * (yMax - yMin)) / this.height
if (set(new Point(xp, yp))) context.fillRect(x, y, 1, 1)
}
}
}
clear(canvasId: string) {
const canvas = document.getElementById(canvasId) as HTMLCanvasElement
if (!canvas) throw new Error(`Canvas with id ${canvasId} not found`)
const context = canvas.getContext('2d') as CanvasRenderingContext2D
context.clearRect(0, 0, this.width, this.height)
}
}

In the `draw`

function, a `canvas`

having the same width and the same height as the *Euclidean plane* container is created. Then each point in pixels `(x,y)`

of the `canvas`

is replaced by a black point if it belongs to the `set`

. `xMin`

, `xMax`

, `yMin`

and `yMax`

are the bounding values illustrated in the figure of the *Euclidean plane* above.

Running the code below:

euclideanPlane = new Plane(200, 200)
euclideanPlane.draw(disk(new Point(0, 0), 50), 'disk')

where `disk`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="disk"></canvas>

gives the following result:

A *horizontal* or a *vertical* half-plane is either of the two subsets into which a plane divides the Euclidean space. A *horizontal* half-plane is either of the two subsets into which a plane divides the Euclidean space through a line perpendicular with the *Y axis* like in the figure above. A *vertical* half-plane is either of the two subsets into which a plane divides the Euclidean space through a line perpendicular with the *X axis*.

In this section, we will set up the *Characteristic functions* of the *horizontal* and *vertical* half-planes, draw them in a HTML5 page and see what we can do if we combine them with the *disk* subset.

Let `HorizontalHalfPlane`

be the *Characteristic function* of a *horizontal* half-plane. The implementation of `HorizontalHalfPlane`

in TypeScript is as follows:

const horizontalHalfPlane = (y: number, isLowerThan: boolean) =>
(p: Point) => (isLowerThan ? p.y <= y : p.y >= y)

Thus, running the code below:

euclideanPlane.draw(horizontalHalfPlane(0, true),'hhp')

where `hhp`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="hhp"></canvas>

gives the following result:

Let `VerticalHalfPlane`

be the *Characteristic function* of a *vertical* half-plane. The implementation of `VerticalHalfPlane`

in TypeScript is as follows:

const verticalHalfPlane = (x: number, isLowerThan: boolean) =>
(p: Point) => (isLowerThan ? p.x <= x : p.x >= x)

Thus, running the code below:

euclideanPlane.draw(verticalHalfPlane(0, false),'vhp')

where `vhd`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="vhd"></canvas>

gives the following result:

In the first section of the article, we set up basic binary operations on sets. Thus, by combining the intersection of a `disk`

and a `half-plane`

for example, we can draw the half-disk subset.

Therefore, running the sample below:

euclideanPlane.draw(set.intersection(disk(new Point(0, 0), 50),
verticalHalfPlane(0, false)), 'hd')

where `hd`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="hd"></canvas>

gives the following result:

This section presents functions on the sets in the Euclidean plane.

#### Translate

Let `translatePoint`

be the function that translates a point in the plane. In Euclidean geometry, `translatePoint`

is a function that moves a given point a constant distance in a specified direction. Thus the implementation in TypeScript is as follows:

const translatePoint = (deltax: number, deltay: number) =>
(p: Point) => new Point(p.x + deltax, p.y + deltay)

where `(deltax, deltay)`

is the constant vector of the translation.

Let `translate`

be the function that translates a set in the plane. This function is simply implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const translate = (e: PlaneSet, deltax: number, deltay: number) =>
(p: Point) => e(translatePoint(-deltax, -deltay)(p))

`translate`

takes as parameters `deltax`

which is the delta distance in the first Euclidean dimension and `deltay`

which is the delta distance in the second Euclidean dimension. If a point *P (x, y)* is translated in a set *S*, then its coordinates will change to *(x', y') = (x, delatx, y, deltay)*. Thus, the point *(x' - delatx, y' - deltay)* will always belong to the set *S*. In set algebra, `translate`

is called isomorph, in other words, the set of all translations forms the *translation group T*, which is isomorphic to the space itself. This explains the main logic of the function.

Thus, running the code below in our HTML5 page:

let translate_timer: ReturnType<typeof setInterval>
function translate_op() {
let deltay = 0
clearTimeout(scale_timer)
clearTimeout(rotate_timer)
translate_timer = setInterval(() => {
deltay = deltay <= euclideanPlane.height ? deltay + 20 : 0
euclideanPlane.draw(translate(disk(new Point(0, -50), 50), 0, deltay), 'ep_op')
}, 1000)
}

where `ep_op`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="ep_op"></canvas>

gives the following result:

#### Homothety

Let `scalePoint`

be the function that sends any point *M* to another point *N* such that the segment *SN* is on the same line as *SM*, but scaled by a factor λ. In algebra of sets, `Scale`

is formulated as follows:

Thus the implementation in TypeScript is as follows:

const scalePoint = (lambdax: number, lambday: number, deltax: number, deltay: number)
=> (p: Point) => new Point(lambdax * p.x + deltax, lambday * p.y + deltay)

where `(deltax, deltay)`

is the constant vector of the translation and `(lambdax, lambday)`

is the lambda vector.

Let `scale`

be the function that applies an homothety on a set in the plan. This function is simply implemented as follows in TypeScript:

const scale = (e: PlaneSet, lambdax: number, lambday: number, deltax: number,
deltay: number) => (p: Point) => e(scalePoint(1 / lambdax, 1 / lambday,
-deltax / lambdax, -deltay / lambday)(p))

`scale`

takes as parameters `deltax`

which is the delta distance in the first Euclidean dimension, `deltay`

which is the delta distance in the second Euclidean dimension and `(lambdax, lambday)`

which is the constant factor vector λ. If a point *P (x, y)* is transformed through ` scale`

in a set *S*, then its coordinates will change to *(x', y') = (lambdax * x, delatx, lambday * y, deltay)*. Thus, the point *((x'- delatx)/lambdax, (y' - deltay)/lambday)* will always belong to the set *S*, If lambda is different from the vector 0, of course. In algebra of sets, `scale`

is called isomorph, in other words, the set of all homotheties forms the *Homothety group H*, which is isomorphic to the space itself \ {0}. This explains the main logic of the function.

Thus, running the code below in our HTML5 page:

let scale_timer: ReturnType<typeof setInterval>
function scale_op() {
let deltay = 0
let lambday = 0.05
clearTimeout(translate_timer)
clearTimeout(rotate_timer)
scale_timer = setInterval(() => {
deltay = deltay <= euclideanPlane.height ? deltay + 20 : 0
lambday = deltay <= euclideanPlane.height ? lambday + 0.05 : 0.05
euclideanPlane.draw(scale(disk(new Point(0, -50), 50), 1, lambday, 0, deltay), 'ep_op')
}, 1000)
}

gives the following result:

#### Rotate

Let `rotatePoint`

be the function that rotates a point with an angle θ. In matrix algebra, `rotatePoint`

is formulated as follows:

where *(x', y')* are the co-ordinates of the point after rotation, and the formula for *x'* and *y'* is as follows:

The demonstration of this formula is very simple. Have a look at this rotation.

Below the demonstration:

Thus the implementation in TypeScript is as follows:

const rotatePoint = (theta: number) => (p: Point) => new Point(p.x * Math.cos(theta)
- p.y * Math.sin(theta), p.x * Math.sin(theta) + p.y * Math.cos(theta))

Let `rotate`

be the function that applies a rotation on a set in the plane with the angle θ. This function is simply implemented as follows in TypeScript.

const rotate = (e: PlaneSet, theta: number) => (p: Point) => e(rotatePoint(-theta)(p))

`rotate`

is a function that takes as parameter `theta`

which is the angle of the rotation. If a point *P (x, y)* is transformed through `rotate`

in a set *S*, then its coordinates will change to *(x', y') = (x * cos(theta) - y * sin(theta), x * sin(theta), y * cos(theta))*. Thus, the point *(x' * cos(theta), y' * sin(theta), y' * cos(theta) - x' * sin(theta))* will always belong to the set *S*. In algebra of sets, `rotate`

is called isomorph, in other words, the set of all rotations forms the *Rotation group R*, which is isomorphic to the space itself. This explains the main logic of the function.

Thus, running the code below in our HTML5 page:

let rotate_timer: ReturnType<typeof setInterval>
function rotate_op() {
let theta = 0
clearTimeout(translate_timer)
clearTimeout(scale_timer)
rotate_timer = setInterval(() => {
euclideanPlane.draw(rotate(horizontalHalfPlane(-90, true), theta), 'ep_op')
theta = (theta + Math.PI / 2) % (2 * Math.PI)
}, 1000)
}

gives the following result:

Very simple, isn't it? For those who want to go further, you can explore these:

- Ellipse
- Three-dimensional Euclidean space
- Ellipsoide
- Paraboloid
- Hyperboloid
- Spherical harmonics
- Superellipsoid
- Haumea
- Homoeoid
- Focaloid

Fractals are sets that have a fractal dimension that usually exceeds their topological dimension and may fall between the integers. For example, the *Mandelbrot* set is a fractal defined by a family of complex quadratic polynomials:

Pc(z) = z^2 + c

where `c`

is a complex. The *Mandelbrot* fractal is defined as the set of all points `c`

such that the above sequence does not escape to infinity. In algebra of sets, this is formulated as follows:

Fractals (abstract data type) can always be represented as follows in TypeScript:

type Fractal = (z: Complex, c: Complex) => Complex

In order to be able to draw fractals, I needed to manipulate *Complex* numbers. Thus, I created the `Complex`

class below:

class Complex {
x: number
y: number
static zero = new Complex(0, 0)
constructor(x: number, y: number) {
this.x = x
this.y = y
}
abs() {
return Math.sqrt(this.x * this.x + this.y * this.y)
}
toString() {
return this.x + ' + i * ' + this.y
}
}
function add(z1: Complex, z2: Complex) {
return new Complex(z1.x + z2.x, z1.y + z2.y)
}
function substract(z1: Complex, z2: Complex) {
return new Complex(z1.x - z2.x, z1.y - z2.y)
}
function multiply(z1: Complex, z2: Complex) {
return new Complex(z1.x * z2.x - z1.y * z2.y, z1.x * z2.y + z1.y * z2.x)
}

I created a *Mandelbrot Fractal* (abstract data type representation) ` P(z) = z^2 + c`

that is available below.

const mandelbrot = (z: Complex, c: Complex) => add(multiply(z, z), c)

In order to be able to draw *Complex* numbers, I created a `ComplexPlane`

class. Below is the implementation in TypeScript.

class ComplexPlane {
width: number
height: number
real_min: number
real_max: number
imaginary_min: number
imaginary_max: number
boundary: number
fractalIterationsPerPixel: number
canvasId: string
constructor(
width: number,
height: number,
real_min: number,
real_max: number,
imaginary_min: number,
imaginary_max: number,
boundary: number,
fractalIterationsPerPixel: number,
canvasId: string,
) {
this.width = width
this.height = height
this.real_min = real_min
this.real_max = real_max
this.imaginary_min = imaginary_min
this.imaginary_max = imaginary_max
this.boundary = boundary
this.fractalIterationsPerPixel = fractalIterationsPerPixel
this.canvasId = canvasId
}
draw(fractal: Fractal) {
const canvas = document.getElementById(this.canvasId) as HTMLCanvasElement
canvas.width = this.width
canvas.height = this.height
const context = canvas.getContext('2d') as CanvasRenderingContext2D
context.fillStyle = 'white'
for (let x = 0; x < this.width; x++) {
const xp = this.real_min + (x * (this.real_max - this.real_min)) / this.width
for (let y = 0; y < this.height; y++) {
const yp = this.imaginary_max - (y * (this.imaginary_max - this.imaginary_min)) / this.height
const c = new Complex(xp, yp)
let z = Complex.zero
for (let k = 0; k < this.fractalIterationsPerPixel; k++) z = fractal(z, c)
if (z.abs() < this.boundary) context.fillRect(x, y, 1, 1)
}
}
}
pleaseWait() {
const canvas = document.getElementById(this.canvasId) as HTMLCanvasElement
canvas.width = this.width
canvas.height = this.height
const context = canvas.getContext('2d') as CanvasRenderingContext2D
context.fillStyle = 'white'
context.fillText('Please wait...', this.width / 2 - 30, this.height / 2)
}
}

Thus, running the code below:

const complexPlane = new ComplexPlane(300, 300, -1.5, 1.5, -1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 20, 'fractal')
const mandelbrot = (z: Complex, c: Complex) => add(multiply(z, z), c)
complexPlane.pleaseWait()
setTimeout(() => complexPlane.draw(mandelbrot), 500)

where `fractal`

is the `id`

of the canvas:

<canvas id="fractal"></canvas>

gives the following result:

For those who want to go further, you can explore these:

- Newton Fractals
- Julia Fractals
- Other Fractals

That's it! I hope you enjoyed reading.

- 20
^{th} October, 2023:
- 27
^{th} October, 2023:
- Added Babel transcompiler
- Added eslint preset
- Updated
`Complex`

class - Updated
`Fractal`

type - Updated plane drawing and animations
- Updated fractals drawing

- 11
^{th} April, 2024:
- Bump @babel/cli from 7.23.4 to 7.24.1
- Bump @babel/preset-env from 7.23.3 to 7.24.4
- Bump @types/node from 20.10.0 to 20.12.7
- Bump @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin from 6.12.0 to 7.6.0
- Bump @typescript-eslint/parser from 6.12.0 to 7.6.0
- Bump eslint from 8.54.0 to 9.0.0
- Bump eslint-plugin-import from 2.29.0 to 2.29.1
- Bump npm-check-updates from 16.14.11 to 16.14.18
- Bump typescript from 5.2.2 to 5.4.5