Understanding self-similarity: An example

Self-similarity.  What a mind-bender. 🙂

A concept related to Complex adaptive systems, and a distinguishing property from that of multi-agent systems.

This very brief blog post relates to my study of CCK11 and my attempt to understand self-similarity through my own example.

So, here is my example of self-similarity based on the examples provided in the Wikipedia article.

If you consider at a large scale, we have systems such as solar systems where planetary bodies orbit a central star.  Many of these exist forming the universe.  At the chemical level, we have systems where electrons orbit a central atom/nucleus.  These chemicals too are the building blocks of the universe.  At a different scale, they are the same thing.

Have I understood self-similarity by this example?

Damien.