♥ Book Title : The Fractal Geometry of Nature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Three classic fractals, tamed. Galaxies and eddies. Scaling fractals. Nonscaling fractals. Self-mapping fractals. Randomness. Stratified random fractals. Fractional brown fractals. A book-within-the-book, in color. Random tremas; texture. Miscellany. Of men and ideas."Article| Benoit B. Mandelbrot| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Measure, Topology, and Fractal Geometry
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the reviews: "In the world of mathematics, the 1980's might well be described as the "decade of the fractal". Starting with Benoit Mandelbrot's remarkable text The Fractal Geometry of Nature, there has been a deluge of books, articles and television programmes about the beautiful mathematical objects, drawn by computers using recursive or iterative algorithms, which Mandelbrot christened fractals. Gerald Edgar's book is a significant addition to this deluge. Based on a course given to talented high- school students at Ohio University in 1988, it is, in fact, an advanced undergraduate textbook about the mathematics of fractal geometry, treating such topics as metric spaces, measure theory, dimension theory, and even some algebraic topology. However, the book also contains many good illustrations of fractals (including 16 color plates), together with Logo programs which were used to generate them. ... Here then, at last, is an answer to the question on the lips of so many: 'What exactly is a fractal?' I do not expect many of this book's readers to achieve a mature understanding of this answer to the question, but anyone interested in finding out about the mathematics of fractal geometry could not choose a better place to start looking." #Mathematics Teaching#1"Article| Gerald A Edgar| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fractals in the Earth Sciences
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fractals have changed the way we understand and study nature. This change has been brought about mainly by the work of B. B. Mandelbrot and his book The Fractal Geometry of Nature. Now here is a book that collects articles treating fractals in the earth sciences. The themes chosen span, as is appropriate for a discourse on fractals, many orders of magnitude; including earthquakes, ocean floor topography, fractures, faults, mineral crystallinity, gold and silver deposition. There are also chapters on dynamical processes that are fractal, such as rivers, earthquakes, and a paper on self-organized criticality. Many of the chapters discuss how to estimate fractal dimensions, Hurst exponents, and other scaling exponents. This book, in a way, represents a snapshot of a field in which fractals has brought inspiration and a fresh look at familiar subjects. New ideas and attempts to quantify the world we see around us are found throughout. Many of these ideas will grow and inspire further work, others will be superseded by new observations and insights, most probably with future contributions by the authors of these chapters."Article| C.C. Barton, P.R. La Pointe| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets
☯ Full Synopsis : "This international bestseller, which foreshadowed a market crash, explains why it could happen again if we don't act now. Fractal geometry is the mathematics of roughness: how to reduce the outline of a jagged leaf or static in a computer connection to a few simple mathematical properties. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has got to the bottom of how financial markets really work. He finds they have a shifting sense of time and wild behaviour that makes them volatile, dangerous - and beautiful. In his models, the complex gyrations of the FTSE 100 and exchange rates can be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a much more accurate description of the risks involved."Article| Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Richard L. Hudson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Pattern Book
☯ Full Synopsis : "Although the patterns are computer-generated, the book is informal and emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing rather than in reading about the doing."Article| Clifford A. Pickover| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design
☯ Full Synopsis : "na broad sense Design Science is the grammar of a language of images Irather than of words. Modern communication techniques enable us to transmit and reconstitute images without needing to know a specific verbal sequence language such as the Morse code or Hungarian. International traffic signs use international image symbols which are not specific to any particular verbal language. An image language differs from a verbal one in that the latter uses a linear string of symbols, whereas the former is multi dimensional. Architectural renderings commonly show projections onto three mutual ly perpendicular planes, or consist of cross sections at different altitudes capa ble of being stacked and representing different floor plans. Such renderings make it difficult to imagine buildings comprising ramps and other features which disguise the separation between floors, and consequently limit the cre ative process of the architect. Analogously, we tend to analyze natural struc tures as if nature had used similar stacked renderings, rather than, for instance, a system of packed spheres, with the result that we fail to perceive the system of organization determining the form of such structures. Perception is a complex process. Our senses record; they are analogous to audio or video devices. We cannot, however, claim that such devices perceive."Article| Carl Bovill| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Benoit Mandelbrot: A Life In Many Dimensions
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is a collection of articles, many written by people who worked with Mandelbrot, memorializing the remarkable breadth and depth of his work in science and the arts. Contributors include mathematicians, physicists, biologists, economists, and engineers, as expected; and also artists, musicians, teachers, an historian, an architect, a filmmaker, and a comic. Some articles are quite technical, others entirely descriptive. All include stories about Benoit.Also included are chapters on fractals and music by Charles Wuorinen and by Harlan Brothers, on fractals and finance by Richard Hudson and by Christian Walter, on fractal invisibility cloaks by Nathan Cohen, and a personal reminiscence by Aliette Mandelbrot.While he is known most widely for his work in mathematics and in finance, Benoit influenced almost every field of modern intellectual activity. No other book captures the breadth of all of Benoit's accomplishments."Article| Frame Michael, Cohen Nathan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, and Nature
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book will allow you to travel through time and space. To facilitate your journey, the editor has scoured the four corners of the earth in a quest for unusual people and their fascinating patterns. From Mozambique, to Asia, to many European countries, the contributors to The Pattern Book include world-famous cancer researchers, little-known artists and eclectirc computer programmers. Some of the patterns are ultramodern, while others are centuries old. Many of the patterns are drawn from the universe of mathematics. Computer recipes are scattered throughout. Although the emphasis is on computer-generated patterns, the book is informal and the intended audience spans several fields. The emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing, rather than in reading about the doing! The book is organized into three main parts: Representing Nature (for those patterns which describe or show real physical phenomena, e.g., visualizations of protein motion, sea lilies, etc.), Mathematics and Symmetry (for those patterns which describe or show mathematical behavior, e.g. fractals), and Human Art (for those patterns which are artistic works of humans and made without the aid of a computer, e.g. Moslem tiling patterns.) Contents:Representing NatureMathematics and SymmetryHuman Art Readership: Computer graphic scientists, computer scientists, artists and mathematicians. keywords:Fractals;Pattern;Computer Graphics;Computer Art;Scientific Visualization;Mathematics;Mandelbrot Set;Tilings;Symmetry;Beauty;Aesthetics;Nature “Fractals can be found everywhere, and Clifford Pickover has done a good job in selecting some of the best. The range of the collection is considerable, from ‘Wood Pattern’ to ‘Trajectories of A Neural Network Quantizer in Rhythm Space’. And all posses a simplistic beauty that justifies the presence of art in the title. Such creations, possessing enormous complexity from very simple origins, truly force us to stretch our imaginations. All of the generation processes are very easy to understand, and some modifications for additional exploration are obvious … One more in the collection of works devoted to fractals, this book ranks among the easiest to understand. A natural first book for those interested in fractals as objects of mathematical study or art.” Charles Ashbacher Journal of Recreational Mathematics “Artists, scientists, and computer enthusiasts will be delighted by this inspiring collection of visually striking patterns with accompanying explanations and references.” Julien C Sprott Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos “The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, & Nature — fascinating! A feast for both the eyes and mind! … This book helps us gain insights on how patterns are created and their scientific connections, while letting us enjoy the impact of their visual beauty. A must for those interested in science, nature, or art.” div style="text-align: right;">Theoni Pappas The Joy of Mathematics and The Magic of Mathematics “Particularly noteworthy are the many contributions by Dr. I D Entwistle, whose name is well known to readers of Fractal Report. The images submitted by him show outstanding originality and artistry; of their class they are unique. Other contributors worthy of special mention here include Earl F Glynn and Mieczyszlaw Szyszkowicz for their striking and original images … This beautifully illustrated and informative book can be highly recommended.” C J Freeman Fractal Report “Interesting introduction to the world of patterns.” The American Mathematical Monthly “The patterns, many in black and white, some in color, are generally intricate and beautiful. Pseudocode and code are provided for many of the patterns. The book stimulates experiment. An excellent resource for entry into the world of patterns. Recommended for artists, scientists, and computer enthusiasts, undergraduates through professionals.” G J G Junevicus Choice “The Pattern Book is a visual smorgasbord … My first prize goes to the microphotograph of leaf structure showing its dendritic and fractal character.” The Chemical Intelligencer"Article| Clifford A Pickover| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fractals: A Very Short Introduction
☯ Full Synopsis : "An essential discussion of the popular science and mathematics behind fractals reveals how fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature from clouds to coastlines, explaining how basic concepts in fractal geometry produced a revolution in mathematical understandings of patterns in the 20th century. Original."Article| K. J. Falconer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fractals
☯ Full Synopsis : "In his seminal book The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Benoit Mandelbrot wrote, "A cauliflower shows how an object can be made of many parts, each of which is like a whole, but smaller. Many plants are like that. A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale." In this collection of linked essays, William Bradley presents us with small glimpses of his larger consciousness, which is somewhat irregular itself. Reflecting on subjects as diverse as soap opera actors, superheroes, mortality, and marriage, these essays endeavor to reveal what we have in common, the connections we share that demonstrate that we are all fractals, in a sense-self-similar component parts of a larger whole."Article| William Bradley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education
☯ Full Synopsis : "Teaching resources for use with courses on fractal geometry, lecturers and interested readers."Article| Michael Frame, Benoit Mandelbrot| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Colours of Infinity
☯ Full Synopsis : "A geometry able to include mountains and clouds now exists. I put it together in 1975, but of course it incorporates numerous pieces that have been around for a very long time. Like everything in science, this new geometry has very, very deep and long roots. Benoît B. Mandelbrot Introduction This enhanced and expanded edition of THE COLOURS OF INFINITY features an additional chapter on the money markets by the fractal master himself, Professor Benoît Mandelbrot. The DVD of the film associated with this book has been re-mastered especially for this edition with exquisite new fractal animations, which will take your breath away! Driven by the curious enthusiasm that engulfs many fractalistas, in 1994, Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon overcame enormous obstacles to raise the finance for, then shoot and edit the groundbreaking TV documentary from which this book takes its name. The film has been transmitted on TV channels in over fifty countries around the world. This book is not just a celebration of the discovery of the Mandelbrot set, it also brings fractal geometry up to date with a gathering of the thoughts and enthusiasms of the foremost writers and researchers in the field. As Ian Stewart makes clear in the opening chapter, there were antecedents for fractal geometry before 1975 when Mandelbrot gave the subject its name and began to develop the underlying theory."Article| Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Fractal Geometry of the Brain
☯ Full Synopsis : "Reviews the most intriguing applications of fractal analysis in neuroscience with a focus on current and future potential, limits, advantages, and disadvantages. Will bring an understanding of fractals to clinicians and researchers also if they do not have a mathematical background, and will serve as a good tool for teaching the translational applications of computational models to students and scholars of different disciplines. This comprehensive collection is organized in four parts: (1) Basics of fractal analysis; (2) Applications of fractals to the basic neurosciences; (3) Applications of fractals to the clinical neurosciences; (4) Analysis software, modeling and methodology."Article| Antonio Di Ieva| Statement ..."