Description de l’éditeur
The Fractal Explorer presents a comprehensive scope of the story behind fractals. Garcia chronicles the development of the theory's components into a full blown and respected science, and explains in straightforward language the key concepts behind fractals. Self-similarity, fractal dimension, and the construction and practical uses of these intricate, shapes are discussed using illustrations, games, and analogies, rather than equations. The result is a fascinating book that is accessible even to those with only a nodding acquaintance with the word geometry.
This book is an introductory guide to nature's geometry. With enthusiasm and a fresh approach, Garcia demonstrates that fractals are the bridge between mathematics and nature that anyone can walk on. Once this fractal structure is revealed to a new explorer, the fascination grabs hold and the novelty never wears off.