Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics / Edition 2

Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics / Edition 2

by Donald L. Turcotte
     
 

Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications.See more details below

Overview

Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the second edition; 1. Scale invariance; 2. Definition of a fractal set; 3. Fragmentation; 4. Seismicity and tectonics; 5. Ore grade and tonnage; 6. Fractal clustering; 7. Self-affine fractals; 8. Geomorphology; 9. Dynamical systems; 10. Logistic map; 11. Slider-block models; 12. Lorenz equations; 13. Is mantle convection chaotic?; 14. Rikitake dynamo; 15. Renormalization group method; 16. Self-organized criticality; 17. Where do we stand?; References; Appendix A: glossary of terms; Appendix B: units and symbols; Answers to selected problems; Index.

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