Fractals : a very short introduction

Kenneth Falconer

Many are familiar with the beauty and ubiquity of fractal forms within nature. Unlike the study of smooth forms such as spheres, fractal geometry describes more familiar shapes and patterns, such as the complex contours of coastlines, the outlines of clouds, and the branching of trees. In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Falconer looks at the roots of the 'fractal revolution' that occurred in mathematics in the 20th century, presents the 'new geometry' of fractals, explains the basic concepts, and explores the wide range of applications in science, and in aspects of economics. This is essential introductory reading for students of mathematics and science, and those interested in popular science and mathematics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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  • Preface
  • 1. The fractal concept
  • 2. Self-similarity
  • 3. Fractal dimension
  • 4. Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set
  • 5. Random walks and Brownian motion
  • 6. Fractals in the real world
  • 7. A little history
  • Further reading

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書名 Fractals : a very short introduction
著作者等 Falconer, K. J
Falconer Kenneth
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 xv, 132 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780199675982
NCID BB13370626
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス