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Document Type: | Book |
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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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[haos and Fractals] offers at least the possibility of a radically different trajectory for school teaching, providing a motivated pathway to a lot of fascinating mathematics not normally considered accessible ... * Danny Yee, Danny Reviews * The book is very well produced, with excellent diagrams and very informative notes provided beside the main text. It also provides an extensive list of references for further reading. * Scottish Mathematical Council Journal * For the right audience and instructor, this is a wonderful book. With considerable effort on both sides it can take a wide audience with modest mathematics to a reasonable understanding of what is behind much of the complex phenomena seen in modern mathematical models of the physical universe. * Thomas B. Ward, Durham University * David P. Feldman provides a delightful and thoughtful introduction to chaos and fractals requiring only a good background in algebra. The formal treatment of nonlinear dynamics, chaotic behavior, Lyapunov exponents, and fractal dimensions is leavened with creative analogies and many helpful and visually attractive figures and diagrams. Even more mathematically sophisticated readers will find this book a good starting point in exploring the complex and beguilingrealms of chaos and fractals. * Robert C. Hilborn, Associate Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers * The style of writing is easy on the reader. The explanations are clear and illustrated with many diagrams and side notes....[Feldman] has produced an excellent book. * John Sykes, Mathematics in School * Chaos and fractals are two intertwined concepts that have revolutionized many areas of science and renewed popular interest in mathematics over the past few decades. Feldman's book is a rich resource for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of these subjects without the need for advanced mathematics. * Julien Clinton Sprott, University of Wisconsin-Madison * The only textbook on chaos and fractals for non-science and mathematics majors. Covers central phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals in a careful, intellectually honest, but accessible way. * L'Enseignement Mathematique (2) 59 * This is an excellent book, and is highly recommended. * Mark Hunacek, Mathematical Association of America * For the right audience and instructor, this is a wonderful book. With considerable effort on both sides it can take a wide audience with modest mathematics to a reasonable understanding of what is behind much of the complex phenomena seen in modern mathematical models of the physical universe. * Thomas B. Ward, Zentralblatt MATH * ... obtains top marks ... For any lecturer or teacher looking for a text on these subjects, this book is worthy of your consideration. * Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society * Read more...

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