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Fractal analysis

Author: Clifford T Brown; Larry S Liebovitch; Sage Publications.
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2010.
Series: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 07-165.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This primer uses straightforward language to give the reader step-by-step instructions for identifying and analyzing fractal patterns and the social process that create them. By making fractals accessible to the social science students, this book has a significant impact on the understanding of human behavior."--Pub. desc.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford T Brown; Larry S Liebovitch; Sage Publications.
ISBN: 9781412971652 1412971659
OCLC Number: 463675192
Description: xv, 90 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to Fractal Analysis ; Mandelbrot ; What Are Fractals? ; Fractal Dimension: Quantifying Fractal Properties ; The Formal Definition of Fractals --
Chapter 2. Fractal Analysis of Frequency Distributions ; Power Laws --
Chapter 3. Fractal Patterns Embedded in Two Dimensions ; Estimating the Fractal Dimension of Empirical Data --
Chapter 4. Social Processes That Generate Fractals ; How We Do Our "To Do" Lists: Preferential Priorities ; How We Kill: Attendant Causes, Self-Organized Criticality, and Agent-Based Models ; How We Network: Preferential Attachment ; How We Decide Where to Live: Diffusion Limited Aggregation ; How We Look for Food: Lévy Flights ; How We Live Together: Balancing Cohesive and Disruptive Forces --
Chapter 5. Advanced Topics in Fractal Analysis ; Multiscaling Fractal Patterns ; Patterns Embedded in Three Dimensions ; Self-Affine Fractals ; Fractal Time Series ; Multifractals ; Lacunarity --
Chapter 6. Final Considerations ; Should I Try Fractal Analysis?
Series Title: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 07-165.
Responsibility: Clifford T. Brown, Larry S. Liebovitch.

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