The Beauty of Fractals

The Beauty of Fractals

Images of Complex Dynamical Systems

Book - 1986
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Springer Publishing
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.

Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c1986
ISBN: 9780387158518
0387158510
Characteristics: xii, 199 p. : ill. (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Richter, P. H. (Peter H.), 1945-

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