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African fractals : modern computing and indigenous design

Author: Ron Eglash
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1999.
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This is an introduction to fractal geometry, its expressions in African cultures, and an exploration of the implications of these findings for cultural theory, maths education and African  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Eglash
ISBN: 0813526132 9780813526133 0813526140 9780813526140
OCLC Number: 39281879
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. Ch. 1. Introduction to fractal geometry. Ch. 2. Fractals in African settlement architecture. Ch. 3. Fractals in cross-cultural comparison. Ch. 4. Intention and invention in design --
pt. II. African fractal mathematics. Ch. 5. Geometric algorithms. Ch. 6. Scaling. Ch. 7. Numeric systems. Ch. 8. Recursion. Ch. 9. Infinity. Ch. 10. Complexity --
pt. III. Implications. Ch. 11. Theoretical frameworks in cultural studies of knowledge. Ch. 12. The politics of African fractals. Ch. 13. Fractals in the European history of mathematics. Ch. 14. Futures for African fractals --
App. Measuring the fractal dimension of African settlement architecture.
Responsibility: Ron Eglash.

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