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Chaos and fractals : an elementary introduction

Author: David P Feldman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For students with a background in elementary algebra, this text provides a vivid introduction to the key phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals, including the butterfly effect, strange attractors, fractal dimensions, Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set, power laws, and cellular automata.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Feldman
ISBN: 9780199566433 0199566437 9780199566440 0199566445
OCLC Number: 792747080
Description: xxi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introducing Discrete Dynamical Systems --
Chaos --
Fractals --
Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set --
Higher-Dimensional Systems.
Responsibility: David P. Feldman.

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