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Fractal Worlds : Grown, Built, and Imagined (Paperback) (Michael Frame & Amelia Urry)

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Fractal geometry is a uniquely fascinating area of mathematics, exhibited in a range of shapes that exist in the natural world, from a simple broccoli floret to a majestic mountain range. In this essential primer, mathematician Michael Frame—a close collaborator with Benoit Mandelbrot, the founder of fractal geometry—and poet Amelia Urry explore the amazing world of fractals as they appear in nature, art, medicine, and technology. Frame and Urry offer new insights into such familiar topics as measuring fractal complexity by dimension and the life and work of Mandelbrot. In addition, they delve into less-known areas: fractals with memory, the Mandelbrot set in four dimensions, fractals in literature, and more. An inviting introduction to an enthralling subject, this comprehensive volume is ideal for learning and teaching.
Number of Pages: 515
Genre: Mathematics, Art, Science
Sub-Genre: Biophysics, Geometry / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Michael Frame & Amelia Urry
Language: English
Street Date: June 21, 2016
TCIN: 51136845
UPC: 9780300197877
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3682
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