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Fractal Worlds: Grown, Built, and Imagined
     

Fractal Worlds: Grown, Built, and Imagined

by Michael Frame, Amelia Urry
 

Fractal geometry is a uniquely fascinating area of mathematics, exhibited in a range of shapes that exist in the natural world, from a simple broccoli floret to a majestic mountain range. In this essential primer, mathematician Michael Frame—a close collaborator with Benoit Mandelbrot, the founder of fractal geometry—and poet Amelia Urry explore the

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Fractal geometry is a uniquely fascinating area of mathematics, exhibited in a range of shapes that exist in the natural world, from a simple broccoli floret to a majestic mountain range. In this essential primer, mathematician Michael Frame—a close collaborator with Benoit Mandelbrot, the founder of fractal geometry—and poet Amelia Urry explore the amazing world of fractals as they appear in nature, art, medicine, and technology. Frame and Urry offer new insights into such familiar topics as measuring fractal complexity by dimension and the life and work of Mandelbrot. In addition, they delve into less-known areas: fractals with memory, the Mandelbrot set in four dimensions, fractals in literature, and more. An inviting introduction to an enthralling subject, this comprehensive volume is ideal for learning and teaching.

Editorial Reviews

Steven Strogatz
Fractal Worlds portrays math as math lovers know it: a beautiful garden, a place of curiosity and delight, a tribute to human creativity and the wonders of nature.”—Steven Strogatz, author of Sync and The Joy of x
David Peak
Fractal Worlds is a cornucopia of all things fractal. Simultaneously rigorous and gentle, it engages the reader in orderly, yet wildly imaginative, musings. An instant classic.”—David Peak, Utah State University
Joseph Mazur
“Frame and Urry give us the ultimate perusing experience of fractal marvels as a far-reaching string of luminous gems encircling literature, art, science, and nature.”—Joseph Mazur, author of Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidences
Kenneth Falconer
Fractal Worlds can be appreciated at many levels. Experts and newcomers alike will discover fresh gems from the universe of fractals, their science, mathematics, and art.”—Kenneth Falconer, author of Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications
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Won an Honorable Mention in the Mathematics category for the 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300197877
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/21/2016
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
881,244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Frame taught mathematics at Yale University for twenty years. Amelia Urry is a journalist and poet.

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