Introducing Fractals (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

By Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, Ralph Edney (Contribution by)

Icon Books, 9781848310872, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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Description

Fractal Geometry is the geometry of the natural world - animal, vegetable and mineral. It's about the broken, wrinkled, wiggly world - the uneven shapes of nature, unlike the idealized forms of Euclidean geometry. We see fractals everywhere; indeed we are fractal Fractal Geometry is an extension of classical geometry. Using computers, it can make precise models of physical structures - from ferns to galaxies. Fractal geometry is a new language. Once you speak it, you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.