Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)


From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds, and the branching of timber, fractal shapes are available in every single place in nature. during this Very brief Introduction, Kenneth Falconer explains the elemental recommendations of fractal geometry, which produced a revolution in our mathematical knowing of styles within the 20th century, and explores the big variety of functions in technological know-how, and in features of economics.

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