Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction
A Paperback edition by David P. Feldman in English (Aug 9, 2012)
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Short Description: 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... Read more
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.
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- David P. Feldman
- Oxford University Press
- Publication date
- Aug 9, 2012
- Product dimensions
- 189 x 246 x 23mm
I. INTRODUCING DISCRETE DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS; II. CHAOS; III. FRACTALS; IV. JULIA SETS AND THE MANDELBROT SET; V. HIGHER-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS; VI. CONCLUSION; VII. APPENDICES