The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoît B. Mandelbrot

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The Fractal Geometry of Nature Read Online Free - Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightning does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs in kind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes.

Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbrot presents the definitive overview of the origins of his ideas and their new applications. The Fractal Geometry of Nature is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations.

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ISBN : 0716711869
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Jack rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2009

More a reference than a read, Mandelbrot was the first mathematician and naturalist to embrace fractals, second citizen equations that turned out to be elegant expressions of much of the patterns, sequences, arrangements we can see in molecules, simple life forms, organ systems, complex life form...

Ami rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2015

the essential reading for chaos and fractal

John rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2011

I believe this is where I first encountered such oddities of geometry and math, some of which were once thought to be monsters, as Cantor dust, Sierpinski triangles, Koch snowflakes, Peano curves, and the like. More important, it's where I first found explicated the idea of fractional dimensional...

JenniferRuth rated it ★★★★☆

April 02, 2012

Mandlebrot does a good job of writing for both mathematicians and those who simply have a passing interest. He makes it easy to skip over the in-depth mathematical sections whilst still providing solid explanations of the concepts being discussed. I will admit that some of it was way over my head...

Elio rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2015

A modern classic. The style of writing lurks between the literary and the scientific, very much like the topic itself.

A. rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2014

I have to admit it: I simply love this book. However, this book is quite out of the ordinary. If you are a linear reader, this book is definitely not for you. The book is about fractals, but the book is fractal. Its structure, the way topics are introduced and developed, everything in it resemble...

Kaethe rated it ★★★★☆

July 09, 2014

Amazing images and a very cool concept, well explained. Fractal make sense out of nature.

Pa rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

The fractal geometry of nature is about fractals and how it will never end. Each chapter is all different but related to fractals. It talks about things that will help you in your life if you are an engineer,mathematician, etc. This book gives you so much knowledge if you want to be a mathematici...

Jan rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2018

This is an absolute classic! Mandelbrot claims that patterns of Nature are so irregular that, compared with Euclid, Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity. This is why he developed fractal geometry to describe the "formless" irregular and fragmen...

Trystan rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2018

The writing style is difficult, but soldier on. It is worth the effort. If you are interested in Chaos theory, Spinoza, the beauty of maths, this will give you goosebumps.

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