By David P. Feldman

This ebook presents the reader with an user-friendly creation to chaos and fractals, appropriate for college students with a historical past in straightforward algebra, with out assuming past coursework in calculus or physics. It introduces the foremost phenomena of chaos - aperiodicity, delicate dependence on preliminary stipulations, bifurcations - through uncomplicated iterated capabilities. Fractals are brought as self-similar geometric items and analyzed with the self-similarity and box-counting
dimensions. After a quick dialogue of energy legislation, next chapters discover Julia units and the Mandelbrot Set. The final a part of the ebook examines two-dimensional dynamical platforms, unusual attractors, mobile automata, and chaotic differential equations.

The ebook is richly illustrated and contains over two hundred end-of-chapter workouts. a versatile structure and a transparent and succinct writing kind make it a good selection for introductory classes in chaos and fractals.

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