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Author Falconer, K. J., 1952- author.

Title Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  514.742 FALCONER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 132 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 367
Very short introductions ; 367.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index.
Summary From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds and the branching of trees, fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature. Kenneth Falconer explains the basic concepts of fractal geometry which produced a revolution in the mathematical understanding of patterns in the twentieth century and explores a range of applications in science and of economics.
Contents The fractal concept -- Self-similarity -- Fractal dimension -- Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set -- Random walks and Brownian motion -- Fractals in the real world -- A little history.
Subject Fractals.
Fractals. (OCoLC)fst00933507
Fraktal. (DE-601)104535547
ISBN 9780199675982 (pbk.)
0199675988 (pbk.)
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