Introducing Fractals

A Graphic Guide

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, Will Rood and Ralph Edney
AUD $12.99

From Zeno to Mandelbrot: explore this new language with which you can describe the shape of a cloud as precisely as an architect can describe the dimensions of a house.

Fractal geometry is the geometry of the natural world. It mirrors the uneven but real shapes of nature, the world as we actually experience it. We see fractals everywhere, in fact, we are fractal! Using computers, fractal geometry can make precise models of physical structures - from ferns to arteries; from brains to galaxies. Fractal geometry is a new language, and this book is the ideal guide.

Author bio:

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon is a producer of television documentaries. Will Rood studied mathematics at Cambridge University. His fractal animations have graced many television documentaries and his artwork has featured on numerous magazines, posters and CD sleeves. Ralph Edney trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist, illustrator and political cartoonist.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781848310872
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: October 2009
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular science