Introducing Fractals

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Icon Books, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 174 pages
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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.

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We are damn fractals; well, the whole universe is. Nature doesn't know the geometry we learn at school, she has been using fractal geometry. This little book tell us how a bunch of ingenious people managed to figure this out. The whole thing was synthesized by the odd genius in Mandelbrot.

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About the author (2009)

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon is a producer of television documentaries. Will Rood studied mathematics at Cambridge University. His fractal animations have graced many television documentaries and his artwork has featured on numerous magazines, posters and CD sleeves. Ralph Edney trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist, illustrator and political cartoonist.

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