Hausdorff dimension

I was reading MarkCC’s gripe about the misuse of the word dimension and it reminded me about the Hausdorff dimension. ¬†Generally speaking, the Hausdorff dimension matches our normal intuitive definition of dimension, i.e the H-dimension of a smooth curve or line is 1, the H-dimension of a smooth surface is 2, the H-dimension of the interior of a cube is 3. But for fractals, the H-dimension can be a non-integer. For the Cantor set, the H-dimension is 0.63. For more information, check out the Wikipedia article

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausdorff_dimension