The beauty of fractals : images of complex dynamical systems

H.-O. Peitgen, P.H. Richter

Now approaching its tenth year, this hugely successful book presents an unusual attempt to publicise the field of Complex Dynamics. The text was originally conceived as a supplemented catalogue to the exhibition 'Frontiers of Chaos', seen in Europe and the United States, and describes the context and meaning of these fascinating images. A total of 184 illustrations - including 88 full-colour pictures of Julia sets - are suggestive of a coffee-table book. However, the invited contributions which round off this book lend the text the required formality. Benoit Mandelbrot gives a very personal account, in his idiosyncratic self-centred style, of his discovery of the fractals named after him and Adrien Douady explains the solved and unsolved problems relating to this amusingly complex set.

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  • Frontiers of Chaos.- Special Sections.- 1 Verhulst Dynamics.- 2 Julia Sets and Their Computergraphical Generation.- 3 Sullivan's Classification of Critical Points.- 4 The Mandelbrot Set.- 5 External Angles and Hubbard Trees.- 6 Newton's Method for Complex Polynomials: Cayley's Problem.- 7 Newton's Method for Real Equations.- 8 A Discrete Volterra-Lotka System.- Magnetism and Complex Boundaries.- Special Sections.- 9 Yang-Lee Zeros.- 10 Renormalization.- References.- Invited Contributions.- Fractals and the Rebirth of Iteration Theory.- Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set.- Freedom, Science, and Aesthetics.- Refractions of Science into Art.- Do it Yourself.- Documentation.

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書名 The beauty of fractals : images of complex dynamical systems
著作者等 Peitgen, Heinz-Otto
Richter, P. H.
Richter Peter H.
出版元 Springer-Verlag
刊行年月 c1986
ページ数 xii, 199 p., [1] leaf of plates
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 0387158510
NCID BA00142814
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ

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