ISBN-10:
0198545975
ISBN-13:
9780198545972
Pub. Date:
01/27/1994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Fractals: A User's Guide for the Natural Sciences

Fractals: A User's Guide for the Natural Sciences

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ISBN-13: 9780198545972
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/27/1994
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

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Hofstra College

Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction
1. Our View of Nature
PART II: The Mathematics of Random Fractals
2. Fractals and Power Law Scaling
3. Dimension of Patterns
4. Dimension of Graphs of Functions
5. The Fourier Transform
PART III: The Bridge to Applications
6. Modelling Spatial and Temporal Patterns
7. Alternative Models
8. Examples
9. Fractal Analysis of Time Series
PART IV: Case Studies
10. Case Studies: Pattern and Process in Vegetative Ecosystems
11. Scaling Behavior of Density-dependent Populations under Random Noise
PART V: The Toolbox
12. Programs

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