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The colours of infinity : the beauty and power of fractals

Author: Ian Stewart; Arthur Charles Clarke
Publisher: Bath [England] : Clear Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The world's foremost names in the field of Fractal Geometry have been gathered for the first time to explain recent developments in the science and application of fractals, the mathematics of roughness, from the stockmarket to the Web! This fully illustrated book contains a DVD of the groundbreaking documentary film with soundtrack by David Gilmour, PLUS a half hour fractal animation chillout movie."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stewart; Arthur Charles Clarke
ISBN: 1904555055 9781904555056
OCLC Number: 1030425285
Description: 174 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The nature of fractal geometry / Ian Stewart --
Exploring the fractal universe / Arthur C. Clarke --
A geometry able to include mountains and clouds / Benoit Mandelbrot --
Fractal transformations / Michael Barnsley & Louisa Barnsley --
Fractal limits: the Mandelbrot set and the self-similar tilings of M.C. Escher / Will Rood --
Self-organization, self-regulation and self-similarity on the fractal web / Gary Flake and David Pennock --
The fractal nature of the stock market / Robert R. Prechter --
Making the documentary / Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon --
The colours of infinity-the film script.
Responsibility: contributions by Ian Stewart [and others] ; [introduction by Arthur C. Clarke].

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"The world's foremost names in the field of Fractal Geometry have been gathered for the first time to explain recent developments in the science and application of fractals, the mathematics of roughness, from the stockmarket to the Web! This fully illustrated book contains a DVD of the groundbreaking documentary film with soundtrack by David Gilmour, PLUS a half hour fractal animation chillout movie."

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