Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 3, 2004 - Computers - 864 pages
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Almost 12 years have passed by since we wrote Chaos and Fractals. At the time we were hoping that our approach of writing a book which would be both accessible without mathematical sophistication and portray these exiting new fields in an authentic manner would find an audience. Now we know it did. We know from many reviews and personal letters that the book is used in a wide range of ways: researchers use it to acquaint themselves, teachers use it in college and university courses, students use it for background reading, and there is also a substantial audience of lay people who just want to know what chaos and fractals are about. Every book that is somewhat technical in nature is likely to have a number of misprints and errors in its first edition. Some of these were caught and brought to our attention by our readers. One of them, Hermann Flaschka, deserves to be thanked in particular for his suggestions and improvements. This second edition has several changes. We have taken out the two appendices from the firstedition. At the time of the first edition Yuval Fishers contribution, which we published as an appendix was probably the first complete expository account on fractal image compression. Meanwhile, Yuvals book Fractal Image Compression: Theory and Application appeared and is now the publication to refer to.
  

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Review: Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science

User Review  - Asgar - Goodreads

Very hard read. To be honest, I'm only two-thirds a way through it. I'm keeping more as a reference book, which is what it's meant to be for in the first place... Read full review

Review: Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science

User Review  - Tex Kaplan - Goodreads

Beautifully written and illustrated with tons of cool stuff. Discusses many topics which can be explored independently. Read full review

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Hartmut Jurgens is Director of the Dynamical Systems Graphics Laboratory at the University of Bremen.