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Main Title The fractal geometry of nature /
Author Mandelbrot, Benoit B.,
Publisher W.H. Freeman,
Year Published 1982
OCLC Number 07876824
ISBN 0716711869; 9780716711865
Subjects Geometry. ; Mathematical models. ; Stochastic processes. ; Fractals. ; Fraktal ; Meetkunde. ; Natuur.
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EKBM  QA447.M357 1982 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Collation 460 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
Revised version of author's 1977 work, "Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension." Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-443) and index.
Contents Notes
I. Introduction -- II. Three classic fractals, tamed -- III. Galaxies and eddies -- IV. Scaling fractals -- V. Nonscaling fractals -- VI. Self-mapping fractals -- VII. Randomness -- VIII. Stratified random fractals -- IX. Fractional Brown fractals -- X. Random tremas: texture -- XI. Miscellany -- XII. Of men and ideas. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightening does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs in kind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes.