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Fractals in Natural Science

Proceedings of the International Conference on the Complex Geometry in Nature

Fractals in Natural Science by Tamas Vicsek
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During the last couple of years, fractals have been shown to represent the common aspects of many complex processes occurring in an unusually diverse range of fields including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and technology. Using fractal geometry as a language, it has become possible to get a deeper insight into previously intractable problems. Among many others, a better understanding of growth phenomena, turbulence, iteractive functions, colloidal aggregation, biological pattern formation and inhomogenous materials has emerged through the application of such concepts as scale invariance, self-affinity and multifractality.

This volume contains a selection of high quality papers that discuss the latest developments in the research of fractals. It is divided into 5 sections and contains altogether 64 papers. Each paper is written by a well known author or authors in the field. Beginning each section is a short introduction, written by a prominent author, which gives a brief overview of the topics discussed in the respective sections.

World Scientific Publishing Company; October 1994
658 pages; ISBN 9789814596800
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Title: Fractals in Natural Science
Author: Tamas Vicsek; M. Shlesinger; M. Matsushita
 
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9789810216245
9789814596800
9814596809