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Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise
“As notable as the book’s broad sweep is the author’s good-natured, humorous presentation.”—Physics Today
Paperback, 429 pages
Published July 15th 1992 by W. H. Freeman
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Apr 20, 2014 Peter Mcloughlin rated it 5 of 5 stars
This book is recommended for someone who has been through College level math or physics. You can still get some things from this book without it but to really enjoy it you need this level of experience. This book was written in the nineties and covers mathematically self-similarity and chaos that is in built in nature. Geometry taught in high school has cubes and circles but clouds aren't shaped like spheres and coastlines are not shaped like triangles. To understand the beauty of natures Geomet ...more