[Epub] Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise By Manfred R. Schroeder – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Epub] Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise By Manfred R. Schroeder – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise Author Manfred R. Schroeder – Serv3.3pub.co.uk As notable as the book's broad sweep is the author's good natured humorous presentation The willing reader can sit back and enjoy an all encompassing irrepressibly enthusiastic tour ranging from psych As notable as the book's broad sweep is Power Laws: Kindle × the author's good natured humorous presentation The willing reader can sit back and enjoy an all encompassing irrepressibly enthusiastic tour ranging from psycho physics to uasicrystals from gambling strategies to Bach concertos from the construction of Cantor sets to the design of concert halls Physics Today Such a richness of topics and amazing splendor of illustrations Mathematics Magazine An inviting exposition for a literate but not highly scientific audience American Mathematical MonthlyThis fascinating book explores Fractals, Chaos, Epub / the connections between chaos theory physics biology and mathematics Its award winning computer graphics optical illusions and games illustrate the concept of self similarity a typical property of fractals Author Manfred Schroeder hailed by Publishers Weekly as a modern Lewis Carroll conveys memorable insights in the form of puns and puzzles that relate abstract mathematics to everyday experienceExcellent entertainment for readers with a grasp of algebra and some calculus this book forms a fine university level introduction to fractal math Eight pages of color Chaos, Power Laws: MOBI ô images clarify the text along with numerous black and white illustrations.


15 thoughts on “Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise

  1. Fantasy fan Fantasy fan says:

    Easy introduction to fractals The author presents a lot of interesting facts without completely hiding the mathematical background The storytelling is also good.


  2. Nicolas Ives Nicolas Ives says:

    Para aqueles que buscam um livro que instrua sobre fractais, sua matemática e como construí los ou identificá los, saiba de antemão que este não é o livro que você está buscando O texto deste trata se de uma coletânea de vários artigos científicos e matemáticos, cujo objetivo é apresentar ao leitor o mundo dos fractais e a sua presença na dinâmica de sistemas, construções topológicas naturais, harmonia sonora,biologia e em sistemas cuja evolução obedece algum tipo de probabilidade.Trata se de um texto bastante informativo para aqueles que buscam saber sobre as várias características e aparições inusitadas dos fractais na natureza e como a foram identificados por pesquisadores do ramo Porém, o leitor que busca algum tipo de teoria ou compreensão da matemática de fractais de forma generalizada irá encontrar se extremamente frustrado.


  3. Nile Nile says:

    The explanation in this book could be better The author certainly knows a lot, but he can never update this book to make it whole Not because it doesn't need to be but because the author died many years ago I didn't think it was a good intro to fractals since many pieces of math simply cannot be applied broadly as they are presented in this book Overall, for the price it's not a bad book but there's better books out there on fractals, cellular automata and chaos.


  4. Paul F. Rodney Paul F. Rodney says:

    This is truly a remarkable book I thoroughly enjoyed just about everything in it However, I had to buy TWO copies in order to read the entire book! The publisher made a printing error in my first copy in which the final 3 chapters of the book were omitted and replaced by a repeat of earlier chapters The publisher refused to reply to my letter requesting a copy of at least the missing materials However, the content is so interesting, that I bought another copy for a friend and read the final chapters before sending it off to the friend.


  5. Real Al Real Al says:

    The Change of State from order to disorder is here in presented Excellent read to introduce, then induce you to pursue this emerging understanding of the Reality in which we live But remember this while reading, CHAOS does not mean indeterminate, or without order: It is about simultaneous states and the demonstration of their occurrence.


  6. josech josech says:

    This book can be read in two different ways:The first one is intended for the uninitiated who wants to get an introduction to chaos and fractals; the way Schroeder guides you into the chaotic phenomenae that occur everywhere around us is clear, elegant and funny He plays with chaos and makes the reader part of this game.The second way to read this book includes a warning for scholars: This is not a textbook! The mathematical background used to explain this game is strong Shcroeder lets the committed reader to work with the maths by himself, so you must have paper, pencil, and computer near to you in order to enjoy the book's whole potential, in this case Shcroeder has all the experience and knowledge on the matter to guide you through "this infinte paradise" in a very firm way.The only thing I'd wish from this book was a new hardcover edition, I've read it so many times that my copy is getting very spoiled.If you are still interested after reading this book, but you want a little help with your maths then I'd recommend "Chaos Theory Tamed" by Garnett P Williams It will do the trick However if you just want to fall in love with chaos without complications, then you should read "Chaos: The Making of a New Science" by James Gleick.


  7. Mathew Titus Mathew Titus says:

    What a head trip! While the Pearly Gates of Paradise may be than a few minutes away, you are almost certain to enjoy the journey with this book in hand I purchased this book from back in 2002 and apart from the curling cellophane coated front cover, I have nothing but praise for it It simply gets better, every single time I read it not unlike sipping some fine vintage even as it ages.It must be difficult to write a book on a subject so intrinsically mathematical while retaining a healthy, comprehensible tone with a twist of the ridiculous Schroeder has an enviable sense of comic timing in addition to his peculiarly personalized insight into the world of Number Theory It is pretty amazing, considering the broad and variable scope of his exposition that the entire opus did not descend into an inexorable chaotic mess of formulae He skillfully manages to avoid the quagmire of complexity by properly abbreviating lengthy explanations with diagrams, pretty color prints and even the occasional cartoon aside This leaves him enough time for the most engaging (not to mention informative) anecdotes which allows him to bring the reader into certain obscure fields of research bilingual poetry, cheating at roulette and on how to kill Germans with Gift(s) so to speak.Do not be fooled by the casual tone of the book because this is anything but a cursory tour In fact, if this is your first encounter with Chaos and Fractals, it may be better to have than one supplementary text at hand (I suggest Peitgen, Jurgens and Saupe's Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science.) Schroeder's book is written for serious students, who want to see some practical (and sometimes not so practical) applications of what were once mere mathematical monstrosities Neither Weierstrass nor Cantor could have predicted that their little monsters would turn out to dominate the physical world This book gives you an insightful look at how far non differentiable functions have come since those early pioneering days.Go ahead and buy this book It is what every scientific book should aspire to be brilliant and funny (exactly in that order!)


  8. SpaceTraveler SpaceTraveler says:

    Awesome Product! Can't go wrong Shipping was fast No complaints here.


  9. Palle E T Jorgensen Palle E T Jorgensen says:

    For the uninitiated! The author combines insight with story telling He has a story to tell, and does it well! Not only does he know the theory inside out, he has the ability to get accross the central points so it (almost) seems easy, in any case entertaining, using pictures (including cartoons), humor, and equations when they are needed He further make clear the many fascinating links between chaos theory, algorithms, technology, and areas of pure math, such as number theory Highly recommended!


  10. RESF RESF says:

    A good read Challenging and absorbing to think from different angles and perspectives.


  11. s. berger s. berger says:

    This is a fine review of the subject with a nice balance between qualitative and quantitative aspects of fractals The math is clear and if you have some calculus in your background, not hard to follow.


  12. C George Brockus C George Brockus says:

    Tough math read on fractals and chaos.


  13. Thomas Thomas says:

    This book explores many cases of self similar structures that give rise to fractals.It is not mathematically oriented and the few mathematical arguments are easy.It is full of examples of anecdotical character demonstrating power laws and self similarity (concert halls , music , image treatment etc).There are also some nice pictures.However it is not by any account a book concerning the chaos theory.As a physicist I have been disappointed.It is too long to be a book on fractal esthetics and it is too short and too anecdotical to be a book about non linear dynamics.The only description I can find would be : entertaining mathematical games on the concept of iteration and self similarity.


  14. nancymat nancymat says:

    Book was too mathematically challenging for me (a mere college graduate) One needs to have a PhD in physics and/or math to understand it! But I'm sure it is wonderful, based on the other reviews from people who understand those things!!


  15. Lappoon Rupert Tang Lappoon Rupert Tang says:

    Book arrived perfectly.


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