Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures
Author: Hendrik Adolf Lauwerier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691024455
Category: Mathematics
Page: 209
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Fractals are shapes in which an identical motif repeats itself on an ever diminishing scale. A coastline, for instance, is a fractal, with each bay or headland having its own smaller bays and headlands--as is a tree with a trunk that separates into two smaller side branches, which in their turn separate into side branches that are smaller still. No longer mathematical curiosities, fractals are now a vital subject of mathematical study, practical application, and popular interest. For readers interested in graphic design, computers, and science and mathematics in general, Hans Lauwerier provides an accessible introduction to fractals that makes only modest use of mathematical techniques. Lauwerier calls this volume a "book to work with." Readers with access to microcomputers can design new figures, as well as re-create famous examples. They can start with the final chapter, try out one of the programs described there (preferably in a compiled version such as TURBO BASIC), and consult the earlier chapters for whatever is needed to understand the fractals produced in this way. The first chapter, which builds on the relationship of binary number systems to the "tree fractal" described above, is the best place to start if one has no computer. There will be much to enjoy on the way, including the beautiful color illustrations.

Building a Popular Science Library Collection for High School to Adult Learners

Issues and Recommended Resources
Author: Gregg Sapp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289361
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 329
View: 657
Discusses science literacy, recommends reference resources, and presents annotated bibliographies for nine subject areas featuring print and nonprint titles

Exploring Fractals on the Macintosh

Author: N.A
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 9168
The chaotic world of fractals meets the Macintosh for the first time in this expert exploration for users and programmers. This book examines the workings of these complex and intriguing mathematical models in a way that is accessible and engaging. Included are fully working versions of the acclaimed fractal applications FractaSketch and MandelMovie on 3.5" disk.

Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Geometry Turned On

Dynamic Software in Learning, Teaching, and Research
Author: James King,Doris Schattschneider
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780883850992
Category: Mathematics
Page: 206
View: 6459
Articles about the uses of active, exploratory geometry carried out with interactive computer software.

Library recommendations for undergraduate mathematics

Author: Lynn Arthur Steen,Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer
Category: Mathematics
Page: 194
View: 6572

Nonlinear Dynamics of Financial Crises

How to Predict Discontinuous Decisions
Author: Ionut Purica
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128032766
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 124
View: 2120
When just a handful of economists predicted the 2008 financial crisis, people should wonder how so many well educated people with enormous datasets and computing power can be so wrong. In this short book Ionut Purica joins a growing number of economists who explore the failings of mainstream economics and propose solutions developed in other disciplines, such as sociology and evolutionary biology. While it might be premature to call for a revolution, Dr. Purica echoes John Maynard Keynes in believing that economic ideas are "dangerous for good or evil." In recent years evil seems to have had the upper hand. "Nonlinear Dynamics of Financial Crises" points to their ability to do good. Makes complex economics ideas accessible by carefully explaining technical terms and minimizing mathematics and equations Delivers easily-understood perspectives about the global economy by constructing broad assumptions and conclusions in the face of its infinitely complexity Challenges received economic ideas by focusing on human behavior and the roles it plays in easily-observable recent trends and events

The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Science, technology, and agriculture

Author: N.A
Publisher: Best Books
ISBN: 9780722200117
Category: Reference
Page: 696
View: 4385
Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory

Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691025247
Category: Science
Page: 344
View: 7112
This classic work in the philosophy of physical science is an incisive and readable account of the scientific method. Pierre Duhem was one of the great figures in French science, a devoted teacher, and a distinguished scholar of the history and philosophy of science. This book represents his most mature thought on a wide range of topics.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.