Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws : Minutes from an Infinite Paradise
"As notable as the book's broad sweep is the author's good-natured, humorous presentation. The willing reader can sit back and enjoy an all-encompassing, irrepressibly enthusiastic tour, ranging from psycho physics to quasicrystals, from gambling strategies to Bach concertos, from the construction of Cantor sets to the design of concert halls." -- Physics Today
"Such a richness of topics and amazing splendor of illustrations!" -- Mathematics Magazine
"An inviting exposition for a literate but not highly scientific audience." -- American Mathematical Monthly
This fascinating book explores the connections between chaos theory, physics, biology, and mathematics. Its award-winning computer graphics, optical illusions, and games illustrate the concept of self-similarity, a typical property of fractals. Author Manfred Schroeder -- hailed by Publishers Weekly as a modern Lewis Carroll -- conveys memorable insights in the form of puns and puzzles that relate abstract mathematics to everyday experience.
Excellent entertainment for readers with a grasp of algebra and some calculus, this book forms a fine university-level introduction to fractal math. Eight pages of color images clarify the text, along with numerous black-and-white illustrations.
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- Manfred R. Schroeder
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 155 x 231 x 25mm | 590g
- Publication date
- 21 Aug 2009
- Dover Publications Inc.
- Publication City/Country
- New York, United States
- Illustrations note
- Illustrations, unspecified
- Bestsellers rank