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Introducing fractals

Lesmoir-Gordon, Nigel2009
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This volume traces the historical development of this mathematical discipline. It explores its descriptive powers in the natural world then looks at the applications and the implications of the discoveries it has made. Fractal Geometry is the geometry of the natural world - animal, vegetable and mineral. It's about the broken, wrinkled, wiggly world - the uneven shapes of nature, unlike the idealized forms of Euclidean geometry. We see fractals everywhere; indeed we are fractal! Fractal Geometry is an extension of classical geometry. Using computers, it can make precise models of physical structures - from ferns to galaxies. Fractal geometry is a new language. Once you speak it, you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.
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Introducing fractals / Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, Will Rood & Ralph Edney.
London : Icon, 2009.
174 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Formerly CIP. UkIncludes bibliographical references and index.
9781848310872 (pbk)
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