Fractals The Patterns of Chaos

ISBN-10: 0671742175
ISBN-13: 9780671742171
Edition: 1992
Authors: John Briggs
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 10.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

John Briggs is a professor of English of Western Connecticut State University, has taught at the New School for Social Research in New York, and holds a doctorate in aesthetics and psychology. He is the author of Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos, and co-author, with physicist F. David Peat, of Turbulent Mirror and Seven Life Lessons of Chaos.

Introduction
A Planet of Living Fractals
Of Camels, Straws, and Fractals
The Fractals and Chaos of Outer Space
Our Weather Today is Chaos
Between Things: Fractal Dimensions
The Haunting Mandelbrot Set
Fractal Math Imitations, Both Fanciful and Real
Chaos and Symmetry Hybrids
Chaos Sculpts Fractal Landscapes
Spirals, Solitons, and Self-Organizing Chaos
Feedback and Iteration: The Heartbeat of Chaos
The Human Body is a Fractal Creation
The Folded Order of Turbulence
Visualizing Chaos as a Strange Attractor
The Art of Abstract Images from Fractal Math
The New Geometry of Irregularity
Great Art's Fractal Secrets
Coda: Living with Unpredictability's Shapes
Creating Fractals on Home Computers
Contributors' Biographies
Suggested Reading
Image Credits
Index

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