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Fractals and chaos in geology and geophysics

Author: Donald Lawson Turcotte
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics, along with the related concepts of multifractals, self-similar time series, wavelets, and self-organized criticality, are introduced in this book, for a broad range of readers interested in complex natural phenomena.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Lawson Turcotte
ISBN: 0521561647 9780521561648 0521567335 9780521567336
OCLC Number: 35095945
Description: xii, 398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Scale invariance --
2. Definition of a fractal set --
3. Fragmentation --
4. Seismicity and tectonics --
5. Ore grade and tonnage --
6. Fractal clustering --
7. Self-affine fractals --
8. Geomorphology --
9. Dynamical systems --
10. Logistic map --
11. Slider-block models --
12. Lorenz equations --
13. Is mantle convection chaotic? --
14. Rikitake dynamo --
15. Renormalization group method --
16. Self-organized criticality --
17. Where do we stand?
Responsibility: Donald L. Turcotte.
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