Fascinating and authoritative, Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science is a truly remarkable book that documents recent discoveries in chaos theory with. : Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science (): Heinz-Otto Peitgen, etc., H. Juergens, D. Saupe: Books. View colleagues of Heinz-Otto Peitgen . Cameron Browne, Chaos and Graphics: Impossible fractals, Computers and Graphics, v n.4, p, August.

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Seriously, this college level text is full of wonderfully succinct explanations about how life unfolds according chaos and the wonderful patterns or structures it leaves fractals. Sleeping with Ghosts rated it it was amazing Jul 04, To ask other readers questions about Chaos and Fractalsplease sign up. Oliver rated it really liked it Apr 24, The mathematics of this theory are complicated, but Peitgen introduces the basic concepts of chaos theory in a way that the non-sophisticated mathematician can understand.

We know from many reviews and personal letters that the book is used in a wide range of ways: I didn’t read the entire book word-for-word.

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Very well written and digestible tome on Chaos and fractals. Some general mathematics is introduced as an aid to understanding — to help give a feel for limits, for example, there’s an explanation of methods for approximating pi and the square-root of two — and there are explorations of some number theoretical results that seem a little peripheral.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Peitgen explores the basic assumptions of Chaos Theory; the dependence on intial conditions, the non-linear dynamics that characterise it, and the effects of earlier observations of a phenomenon on its later direction.

Refresh and try again. About this product Synopsis For almost 10 years, chaos and fractals have been riding a wave that has enveloped many areas of mathematics and the natural cractals in its power, creativity, and expanse, and has captured the attention and enthusiasm of a worldwide lay audience.

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An Elementary Ahd David P. ScientistUniversity administrator. Retrieved from ” https: The emphasis is on how the key tractals can be used in science, both experimental and observational, and the result is exceptionally well motivated, at least for the scientifically-minded. We know from many reviews and personal letters that the book is used in a wide range of ways: Some more technical material, amounting to around a third of the book, is separated out from the main text, pushed to the inside instead of the outside of the page and in a different font.

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Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science by Heinz-Otto Peitgen

Many of these are qualitative “think about this” questions; others are suggestions for computational explorations, both numeric and visual. And there’s more detail here on the fine structure of the Mandelbrot set, following work by Douady and Hubbard and by Tan Lei, than in more rigorous books on fractal geometry.


Provides a comprehensive approach to understanding chaos in many fractala phenonomena happening around us, while keeping the reader interested. This idea has breathed new life into scientific inquiry into a number of fields.

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After receiving his habilitation inhe first taught as private docent in Bonn before obtaining a professorship for mathematics at the University of Bremen. The lack of solutions to the exercises might make it fracrals little less useful for self-study.

The first, by Yuval Fisher, discusses the details and ideas of fractal images and compression; the second, by Carl J. Understanding and appreciating more and more as I pick up more bits of mathematical knowledge each time I crack it open.

No trivia or quizzes yet. My results are here: Wanna understand chaos theory and fractals? There is a little background history and philosophy, notably in a preface by Feigenbaum and an introduction, and occasional discussion of applications, such as using chaoz Hilbert curve for dithering, but New Frontiers of Fractale remains focused on the mathematics.

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