by Eric Baird


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ISBN-13: 9780955706837
Publisher: Chocolate Tree Books
Publication date: 01/18/2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

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Alt.Fractals 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
strogan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alt.Fractals is the kind of book I wish I had while studying maths back in school.This is in part because not only does the book offer explanations of what the different types of fractals consist of, but also because it offers various images - both flat and 3-D - of what the fractals look like.Great addition to any library.(Received via Member Giveaways.)
jmings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book through Member Giveaways and found it to be quite enjoyable. Even with a background in architecture and design instead of math, this book was easy to understand, very interesting, and written with the average person in mind. I have explored fractals as a generative design tool in the past, and this book increased my knowledge and potential to explore fractals again in the future. The generative diagrams are especially helpful and clear.
Annie_Bob on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book through Member Giveaways. As someone who is interested in maths and geometry but having not studied maths to a very high level, I found this book very clear, informative and interesting. Baird doesn't go deep into mathematical theory, but different sets and variations of fractals are shown in clear black and white diagrams, often with thumbnails showing closer detail of an area of the fractal. I would recommend this book to those like myself who are interested in fractals but don't know a lot about the subject.
belletinker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book that should have been around years ago to show rather than theorise geometry. The illustrations are very clear and certainly helped me understand more than I did. A very useful book for mathmaticians and novices who have an interest in factuals
ponsonby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book through Member Giveaway. I knew very little about fractals beforehand apart from the concept of a line's length being dependent on the length of the ruler, in relation to coast lines. The book contains clear explanations of how fracals work but concentrates very heavily on the design applications and implications. Apart from being a reference work (and interesting visually in its own right) the book would also be a useful companion to anyone using fractal generating software, and I have now acquired a program to experiment with using the book as source material.
HappieAnnie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a visual (rather than a purely mathematical) guide to the world of fractals. You won¿t find many equations or algorithms but you will encounter hundreds of pictures, most of them stunning ¿ the few that aren¿t turn out to be thumbnails giving constructional details, so it¿s all good stuff.This book would find a very happy home on the shelf of an advanced mathematics student who already has the dry mathematical theory texts but who is looking for a visual feast for the eyes, or indeed anyone who has a passing interest in fractal design.
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