The Mandelbrot Library

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A Great Collection of books that will provide you technical knowledge about fractals and the math behind them.

Authors like Benoit Mandelbrot and others will take you on a journey into the depths of the world of fractals and the beginnings of the Mandelbrot influences on the fractal community.

 

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Books about Fractals

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Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension 1st Edition

Bill Tavis Mandelmap Fractal Poster (36 x 24 inches)

Detailed poster of the Mandelbrot set fractal in a beautiful vintage-map style. Perfect for any math lover! Mapped with external angles, equipotential lines, period numbers, and colloquial names, along with hand-drawn illustrations of the most common locations Several high-quality zoomed-in renderings show the wealth of pattern in the fractal, and the standard size of 36x24 inches is easy to frame. Includes descriptions of many of the most interesting features of the set, and how to find them. The fonts were chosen to match the actual fonts used on old maps and everything is completely legible if read with care.
Universal Mandelbrot Set, The: Beginning Of The StoryThis book is devoted to the structure of the Mandelbrot set - a remarkable and important feature of modern theoretical physics, related to chaos and fractals and simultaneously to analytical functions, Riemann surfaces, phase transitions and string theory. The Mandelbrot set is one of the bridges connecting the world of chaos and order. The authors restrict consideration to discrete dynamics of a single variable. This restriction preserves the most essential properties of the subject, but drastically simplifies computer simulations and the mathematical formalism. The coverage includes a basic description of the structure of the set of orbits and pre-orbits associated with any map of an analytic space into itself. A detailed study of the space of orbits (the algebraic Julia set) as a whole, together with related attributes, is provided. Also covered are: moduli space in the space of maps and the classification problem for analytic maps, the relation of the moduli space to the bifurcations (topology changes) of the set of orbits, a combinatorial description of the moduli space (Mandelbrot and secondary Mandelbrot sets) and the corresponding invariants (discriminants and resultants), and the construction of the universal discriminant of analytic functions in terms of series coefficients. The book concludes by solving the case of the quadratic map using the theory and methods discussed earlier.

MANDELBULB 3D FRACTALS

A stunning collection of Mandelbulb 3D fractals in beautiful color. 130 pages include more than 100 large fractal images on Premium paper. A true collector's item and a must for the fractal enthusiast. This would make a great gift.

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, one of the century’s most influential mathematicians, is world-famous for making mathematical sense of a fact everybody knows but that geometers from Euclid on down had never assimilated: Clouds are not round, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not smooth. To these classic lines we can now add another example: Markets are not the safe bet your broker may claim. In his first book for a general audience, Mandelbrot, with co-author Richard L. Hudson, shows how the dominant way of thinking about the behavior of markets-a set of mathematical assumptions a century old and still learned by every MBA and financier in the world-simply does not work. As he did for the physical world in his classic The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Mandelbrot here uses fractal geometry to propose a new, more accurate way of describing market behavior. The complex gyrations of IBM’s stock price and the dollar-euro exchange rate can now be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a far better model of how risky they are. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has gotten to the bottom of how financial markets really work, and in doing so, he describes the volatile, dangerous (and strangely beautiful) properties that financial experts have never before accounted for. The result is no less than the foundation for a new science of finance.

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real. If you're like most people, geometry is a sterile and dimly remembered exercise you gladly left behind in the dust of ninth grade, along with your braces and active romantic interest in pop singers. If you recall any of it, it's plodding through a series of miniscule steps only to prove some fact about triangles that was obvious to you in the first place. That's not geometry. Okay, it is geometry, but only a tiny part, which has as much to do with geometry in all its flush modern richness as conjugating a verb has to do with a great novel. Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. The word "geometry," from the Greek for "measuring the world." If anything, that's an undersell. Geometry doesn't just measure the world—it explains it. Shape shows us how.

Spiritual Insights from the New Science: Complex Systems and Life

Spiritual Insights from the New Science is a guide to the deep spiritual wisdom drawn from one of the newest areas of science — the study of complex systems. The author, a former research scientist with over three decades of experience in the field of complexity science, tells her story of being attracted, as a young student, to the study of self-organizing systems where she encountered the strange and beautiful topics of chaos, fractals and other concepts that comprise complexity science. Using the events of her life, she describes lessons drawn from this science that provide insights into not only her own life, but all our lives. These insights show us how to weather the often disruptive events we all experience when growing and changing. The book goes on to explore, through the unfolding story of the author's life as a practicing scientist, other key concepts from the science of complex systems: cycles and rhythms, attractors and bifurcations, chaos, fractals, self-organization, and emergence. Examples drawn from religious rituals, dance, philosophical teachings, mysticism, native American spirituality, and other sources are used to illustrate how these scientific insights apply to all aspects of life, especially the spiritual. Spiritual Insights from the New Science shows the links between this new science and our human spirituality and presents, in engaging, accessible language, the argument that the study of nature can lead to a better understanding of the deepest meaning of our lives. Readership: This book is aimed at general readers with an interest in complex systems and nonlinear science. Readers interested in theology, and those working on their own spiritual growth or guiding others in theirs, will also find it useful. It could, in addition, be used in graduate-level seminary courses in theology, religion and science or even spiritual direction, and is also appropriate for undergraduate seminars in the history or philosophy of science or religious studies.

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

"This is science writing as wonder and as inspiration." —The Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, and changed science: West found that despite the riotous diversity in mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal’s circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient—and lives 25% longer. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism’s body. West’s work has been game-changing for biologists, but then he made the even bolder move of exploring his work’s applicability. Cities, too, are constellations of networks and laws of scalability relate with eerie precision to them. Recently, West has applied his revolutionary work to the business world. This investigation has led to powerful insights into why some companies thrive while others fail. The implications of these discoveries are far-reaching, and are just beginning to be explored. Scale is a thrilling scientific adventure story about the elemental natural laws that bind us together in simple but profound ways. Through the brilliant mind of Geoffrey West, we can envision how cities, companies and biological life alike are dancing to the same simple, powerful tune.

Math Games Lab for Kids: 24 Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games 

Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and items like prisms to make math more than just numbers. With Math Lab for Kids, kids can: - Explore geometry and topology with hands-on examples like prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips. - Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim. - Draw graphs to learn the language of connections. - Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible. - Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes. And don't worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important in schools than ever. Give your children a great experience and solid foundation.

Psychodelic Optical Illusion Coloring Book for Stoner: Geometric Illusion Patterns Coloring for Adults, Relaxation with Stress Relieving

Psychodelic Optical Illusion Coloring Book for Stoner! Absolutely phenonemal optical coloring patterns - Let's Get High and Relax 😉 Color or use as a picture just where you want it. Click the cover to reveal what’s inside! Put a SMILE on your friend's face! Scroll up and BUY NOW! Features: 49 unique coloring pages, Size: 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm), Printed on high quality solid white paper, Each design is printed on one side of the page to avoid bleed-through, Easily color with crayons, colored pencils or colored pens, Beautiful designs appropriate for Adults Only, Great Gift Idea for the whole year (Birthdays, Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas, Name days, Secret Santa, White Elephant party and many others - make others happy :))

Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty

An ingenious coloring book that reveals math’s hidden beauty—and contemplative power—as never before Publisher's note: Patterns of the Universe was previously published under the title Snowflake, Seashell, Star. Contemplate the Patterns of the Universe as you color! Math is at the heart of many natural wonders and has an abstract beauty all its own—in the silhouette of a snowflake, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and the symmetry of the Sri Yantra mandala. From the 4-D hypercube that casts a starlike shadow, to the infinite pattern of Penrose tiles that never perfectly repeats, these 57 exquisite designs reveal their secrets as you fill them with color. Art becomes an act of discovery—no math knowledge is required! In the bonus Creating section, as you join dots, flip coins, and follow other simple steps, 12 surprising images will emerge before your eyes. This is an adventure for all ages—and a treasure for artists in Numberland!

On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition

n this classic of biology and modern science, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860–1948), one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern era, sets forth his seminal "theory of transformation" - that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole. First written in 1917, the book was revised by Thompson in 1942 — the revision reprinted here. The esteem in which this monumental, lavishly illustrated work is universally held derives not only from its scholarship and creativity, but also from the rich literary style that exemplifies Thompson's great erudition in the physical and natural sciences, ancient and modern languages and the humanities. The book begins with studies of organic magnitude, the rate of growth, cellular form and structure, adsorption, and the forms of tissues, then examines a vast spectrum of life forms, and concludes with a comparison of related forms that leads to the theory of transformations.

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, one of the century’s most influential mathematicians, is world-famous for making mathematical sense of a fact everybody knows but that geometers from Euclid on down had never assimilated: Clouds are not round, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not smooth. To these classic lines we can now add another example: Markets are not the safe bet your broker may claim. In his first book for a general audience, Mandelbrot, with co-author Richard L. Hudson, shows how the dominant way of thinking about the behavior of markets-a set of mathematical assumptions a century old and still learned by every MBA and financier in the world-simply does not work. As he did for the physical world in his classic The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Mandelbrot here uses fractal geometry to propose a new, more accurate way of describing market behavior. The complex gyrations of IBM’s stock price and the dollar-euro exchange rate can now be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a far better model of how risky they are. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has gotten to the bottom of how financial markets really work, and in doing so, he describes the volatile, dangerous (and strangely beautiful) properties that financial experts have never before accounted for. The result is no less than the foundation for a new science of finance.

The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick 

Here is the remarkable life story of Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, and his unparalleled contributions to science mathematics, the financial world, and the arts. Mandelbrot recounts his early years in Warsaw and in Paris, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle, through his days evading the Nazis in occupied France, to his education at Caltech, Princeton, and MIT, and his illustrious career at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. An outside to mainstream scientific research, he managed to do what others had thought impossible: develop a new geometry that combines revelatory beauty with a radical way of unfolding formerly hidden scientific laws. In the process he was able to use geometry to solve fresh, real-world problems. With exuberance and an eloquent fluency, Benoit Mandelbrot recounts the high points of his fascinating life, offering us a glimpse into the evolution of his extraordinary mind.

Fractals and Chaos: The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond

Just 23 years ago Benoit Mandelbrot published his famous picture of the Mandelbrot set, but that picture has changed our view of the mathematical and physical universe. In this text, Mandelbrot offers 25 papers from the past 25 years, many related to the famous inkblot figure. Of historical interest are some early images of this fractal object produced with a crude dot-matrix printer. The text includes some items not previously published.
Most books on fractals focus on deterministic fractals as the impact of incorporating randomness and time is almost absent. Further, most review fractals without explaining what scaling and self-similarity means. This book introduces the idea of scaling, self-similarity, scale-invariance and their role in the dimensional analysis. For the first time, fractals emphasizing mostly on stochastic fractal, and multifractals which evolves with time instead of scale-free self-similarity, are discussed. Moreover, it looks at power laws and dynamic scaling laws in some detail and provides an overview of modern statistical tools for calculating fractal dimension and multifractal spectrum.
From geometry in motion to the possibilities of pi, this stunning volume reveals how art has been inspired by the beauty and poetry of mathematical principles. The worlds of visual art and mathematics come together in this spectacular volume by award-winning writer Stephen Ornes. He explores the growing sensation of math art, presenting more than 80 pieces, including a crocheted, colorful representation of non-Euclidian geometry that looks like sea coral and a 65-ton, 28-foot-tall bronze sculpture covered in a space-filling curve. For each work, we get the artist’s story followed by accessible and thought-provoking explanations of the mathematical concept and equations behind the art. From 3D-printed objects that give real form to abstract mathematical theories, to mystic fractals, to Andy Warhol as a solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem, these artworks embody some of strangest, most beautiful relationships among numbers and across dimensions.
The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick—the author of Time Travel: A History—that reveals the science behind chaos theory A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick’s engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science. In Chaos, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.
Introduces fractal geometry, and covers transformations on metric spaces, dynamics on fractals, the fractal dimension, fractal interpolation, Julia sets, parameter spaces, and measures on fractals
The fourteen chapters of this book cover the central ideas and concepts of chaos and fractals as well as many related topics including: the Mandelbrot set, Julia sets, cellular automata, L-systems, percolation and strange attractors. This new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout. The appendices of the original edition were taken out since more recent publications cover this material in more depth. Instead of the focussed computer programs in BASIC, the authors provide 10 interactive JAVA-applets for this second edition.

Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics Behind the Computer Graphics (Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics)

This volume contains the proceedings of a highly successful AMS Short Course on Chaos and Fractals, held during the AMS Centennial Celebration in Providence, Rhode Island in August 1988. Chaos and fractals have been the subject of great interest in recent years and have proven to be useful in a variety of areas of mathematics and the sciences. The purpose of the short course was to provide a solid introduction to the mathematics underlying the notions of chaos and fractals. The papers in this book range over such topics as dynamical systems theory, Julia sets, the Mandelbrot set, attractors, the Smale horseshoe, calculus on fractals, and applications to data compression. The authors represented here are some of the top experts in this field. Aimed at beginning graduate students, college and university mathematics instructors, and non-mathematics researchers, this book provides readable expositions of several exciting topics of contemporary research.

Fractals and Scaling in Finance: Discontinuity, Concentration, Risk

Mandelbrot is world famous for his creation of the new mathematics of fractal geometry. Yet few people know that his original field of applied research was in econometrics and financial models, applying ideas of scaling and self-similarity to arrays of data generated by financial analyses. This book brings together his original papers as well as many original chapters specifically written for this book.

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.

Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos: Discovering a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature

Fractals are unique patterns left behind by the unpredictable movement-the chaos-of the world at work. The branching patterns of trees, the veins in a hand, water twisting out of a running tap-all are fractals. Learn to recognize them and the world will never look the same again. Fractals permeate our lives, appearing in places as tiny as the surface of a virus cell and as majestic as the Grand Canyon. From ancient tribal peoples to modern painters to Star Wars animators, artists have been captivated by fractals and have used them in their work. Fans of computer science and math whizzes are wild about fractals as well, for the interesting programming and math problems they present. In Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos, science writer John Briggs uses over 170 illustrations to clearly explain the significance and beauty of fractals. He describes how fractals were discovered, how they are formed, and the unique properties different fractals share. Fractals is a breathtaking guided tour of a remarkable frontier in art, science, and nature. It will revolutionize the way you see the world and your place in it.

Fractals, Graphics, & Mathematics Education

206pp. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs and diagrams.

Power of Patterns: Fractals (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers)

Fractals are defined as shapes that exhibit self-similarity and high complexity. These shapes appear in many different forms throughout nature. This high-interest nonfiction reader introduces students to fractals, and teaches them new concepts and vocabulary terms including fractal compression, Mandelbrot set, constructual law, logarithmic spiral, Archimedean spiral, dendritic patterns, and venation patterns on leaves.

The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightening does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs in kind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes. Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbrot presents the definitive overview of the origins of his ideas and their new applications. The Fractal Geometry of Nature is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations.

Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds, and the branching of trees, fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Falconer explains the basic concepts of fractal geometry, which produced a revolution in our mathematical understanding of patterns in the twentieth century, and explores the wide range of applications in science, and in aspects of economics. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature 

Nature's repeating patterns, better known as fractals, are beautiful, universal, and explain much about how things grow. Fractals can also be quantified mathematically. Here is an elegant introduction to fractals through examples that can be seen in parks, rivers, and our very own backyards. Readers will be fascinated to learn that broccoli florets are fractals—just like mountain ranges, river systems, and trees—and will share in the wonder of math as it is reflected in the world around us. Perfect for any elementary school classroom or library, Mysterious Patterns is an exciting interdisciplinary introduction to repeating patterns.

Fractals for Kids

The concepts and mathematics of fractals are explained using the simplest possible examples with the objective of making fractals accessible to everyone. Exponents, logarithms, and complex numbers are also introduced. This should be fully accessible to 8th or 9th grade students, more precocious younger mathematicians, and conceptually accessible to much younger children.

Mandala String Art 

You don't have to be a math wiz or even good at geometry to learn how to draw fractals, spirals, and tori. This book shows you how. Beautifully illustrated cover-to-cover with over a hundred full-color pictures and 800+ drawings. We begin with an infinitely small point, where all emanates. The most basic form of expansion from this origin is a circle. When dividing this simple shape equally and connecting these points continuously beautiful patterns emerge. As it turns out, it’s possible to draw the resulting geometry with a single line starting and ending at the same point. From this concept we create Mandala String Art. Tibetan Buddhists define Mandala as "an integrated structure organized around a unifying center". The word itself is ancient Sanskrit synonymous with 'circle'. This is the language of Sacred Geometry. Starting with a dot and expanding to a circle, creating the Circumpunct, then dividing equally and connecting these new points we create the symbols of ancient religion and philosophy. Pythagoreans used the circled dot to represent the first metaphysical being, the Monad (or The Absolute) and in Neoplatonism the universe emanated from this (The One), also named Bindu, "the sacred symbol of the cosmos in its unmanifested state". "Geometry provided God with a model for the Creation" - Johannes Kepler

Exploring Scale Symmetry (Fractals and Dynamics in Mathematics, Science, and the Arts:)

Welcome to the world of scale symmetry, the last elementary symmetry and the least explored!Find out how this long-neglected element transforms the traditional geometry of lines and planes into a rich landscape of trees, craggy mountains and rolling oceans.Enjoy a visual exploration through the intricate and elaborate structures of scale-symmetric geometry. See unique fractals, Mandelboxes, and automata and physical behaviors. Take part in the author's forage into the lesser-trodden regions of this landscape, and discover unusual and attractive specimens!You will also be provided with all the tools needed to recreate the structures yourself.Every example is new and developed by the author, and is chosen because it pushes the field of scale-symmetric geometry into a scarcely explored region. The results are complex and intricate but the method of generation is often simple, which allows it to be presented graphically without depending on too much mathematical syntax. If you are interested in the mathematics, science and art of scale symmetry, then read on!This is also a book for programmers and for hobbyists: those of us who like to dabble with procedural imagery and see where it leads.

The Beauty of Fractals: Images of Complex Dynamical Systems

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 the 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.

The Science of Fractal Images

This book is based on notes for the course Fractals: lntroduction, Basics and Perspectives given by Michael F. Barnsley, Robert L. Devaney, Heinz-Otto Peit­ gen, Dietmar Saupe and Richard F. Voss. The course was chaired by Heinz-Otto Peitgen and was part of the SIGGRAPH '87 (Anaheim, California) course pro­ gram. Though the five chapters of this book have emerged from those courses we have tried to make this book a coherent and uniformly styled presentation as much as possible. It is the first book which discusses fractals solely from the point of view of computer graphics. Though fundamental concepts and algorithms are not introduced and discussed in mathematical rigor we have made a serious attempt to justify and motivate wherever it appeared to be desirable. Ba­ sic algorithms are typically presented in pseudo-code or a description so close to code that a reader who is familiar with elementary computer graphics should find no problem to get started. Mandelbrot's fractal geometry provides both a description and a mathemathmatical model for many of the seemingly complex forms and patterns in nature and the sciences. Fractals have blossomed enormously in the past few years and have helped reconnect pure mathematics research with both natural sciences and computing. Computer graphics has played an essential role both in its de­ velopment and rapidly growing popularity. Conversely, fractal geometry now plays an important role in the rendering, modeling and animation of natural phenomena and fantastic shapes in computer graphics.

Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

This book provides the reader with an elementary introduction to chaos and fractals, suitable for students with a background in elementary algebra, without assuming prior coursework in calculus or physics. It introduces the key phenomena of chaos - aperiodicity, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, bifurcations - via simple iterated functions. Fractals are introduced as self-similar geometric objects and analyzed with the self-similarity and box-counting dimensions. After a brief discussion of power laws, subsequent chapters explore Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set. The last part of the book examines two-dimensional dynamical systems, strange attractors, cellular automata, and chaotic differential equations. The book is richly illustrated and includes over 200 end-of-chapter exercises. A flexible format and a clear and succinct writing style make it a good choice for introductory courses in chaos and fractals.

Composition Notebook - College Ruled, 100 Sheets: Mandelbrot Set Fractal Spirals (200 Pages, 7.5" x 9.75")

Show off style & personality with this designer Composition Notebook. School supplies don't have to be boring - stand out from the crowd! Also makes a perfect gift for anyone heading off to college, going back to school, or who would love this fractal design. 7.5" x 9.75" in size (standard), college ruled blank lines inside, 100 sheets (200 pages). Design created using the Madelbrot set fractal equation Perfect as a Composition Notebook or Writing Journal College ruled paper (white) 100 sheets / 200 writing pages Book measures approx. 7.5" x 9.75" (Standard US Composition Notebook size) Soft cover, perfect bound (glued spine)

The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation

"Simulation," writes Gary Flake in his preface, "becomes a form of experimentation in a universe of theories. The primary purpose of this book is to celebrate this fact." In this book, Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors. Distinguishing "agents" (e.g., molecules, cells, animals, and species) from their interactions (e.g., chemical reactions, immune system responses, sexual reproduction, and evolution), Flake argues that it is the computational properties of interactions that account for much of what we think of as "beautiful" and "interesting." From this basic thesis, Flake explores what he considers to be today's four most interesting computational topics: fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation. Each of the book's parts can be read independently, enabling even the casual reader to understand and work with the basic equations and programs. Yet the parts are bound together by the theme of the computer as a laboratory and a metaphor for understanding the universe. The inspired reader will experiment further with the ideas presented to create fractal landscapes, chaotic systems, artificial life forms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks.

Introducing Fractals: A Graphic Guide

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.

Fractal Patterns in Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications

Most books on fractals focus on deterministic fractals as the impact of incorporating randomness and time is almost absent. Further, most review fractals without explaining what scaling and self-similarity means. This book introduces the idea of scaling, self-similarity, scale-invariance and their role in the dimensional analysis. For the first time, fractals emphasizing mostly on stochastic fractal, and multifractals which evolves with time instead of scale-free self-similarity, are discussed. Moreover, it looks at power laws and dynamic scaling laws in some detail and provides an overview of modern statistical tools for calculating fractal dimension and multifractal spectrum.

The Fractal Brain Theory

The Fractal Brain Theory, or the Symmetry, Self Similarity and Recursivity Theory of Brain and Mind, is a Revolutionary new way of looking at the nature of intelligence and also genomics. It is the key to a powerful and new kind of Recursively Self Modifying Artificial Intelligence. Wai H. Tsang presents an exciting new synthesis of all things psychological, linguistic, neuroscientific, genomic, evolutionary, informatic, computational, complex and fractal. Dealing with the most central puzzles of mind science and Ai, and weaving in some of the most fundamental concepts in mathematics such as symmetry, geometry, functions, discrete maths and formal axiomatic systems. This book presents nothing less than a seamless unified theory of Brain, Mind, Artificial Intelligence, Functional Genomics, Ontogenesis and Evolution. Also covering topics such as the quest for the Perfect & Universal Language, Recursively Self Modifying Algorithms, Super Intelligence & Technological Singularity.

Fractal Geometric Designs: Coloring Book | Mid to Expert Difficulty | Detailed Mandala Geometric Designs | 8.5x11 | 100 pages

Fractal Geometric Designs - Coloring Book | Mid to Expert Difficulty | Detailed Mandala Geometric Designs | 8.5x11 | 100 pages. - Coloring Book | Mid to Expert Difficulty | Detailed Mandala Geometric Designs | 8.5x11 | 100 pages. Advanced geometric mandala patterns | sketch designs ready for you to color in detail. Become a coloring master with the intricate detailed black and white images on each coloring page. Test and refine your color painting skills with crayons and colored pencils: blue red yellow pink purple white black grey gray green orange... Great for illustration and graphic design fans and aficionados. Enjoy the calming and therapeutic effect of coloring different unique shapes sizes and patterns. take a break and dedicate some time to soothe your body, mind, and soul. Fracture Mechanics | Engineering | Fiber Optics