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The Science of Fractal Images
  

The Science of Fractal Images (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

Contributions by Peitgen, Heinz-Otto
Contributions by Fisher, Yuval
Edited by Saupe, Dietmar
Contributions by McGuire, Michael

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This book is based on notes for the course Fractals:lntroduction, Basics and Perspectives given by MichaelF. Barnsley, RobertL. Devaney, Heinz-Otto Peit- gen, Dietmar Saupe and Richard F. Voss. The course was chaired by Heinz-Otto Peitgen and was part of the SIGGRAPH '87 (Anaheim..., California) course pro- gram. Though the five chapters of this book have emerged from those courses we have tried to make this book a coherent and uniformly styled presentation as much as possible. It is the first book which discusses fractals solely from the point of view of computer graphics. Though fundamental concepts and algo- rithms are not introduced and discussed in mathematical rigor we have made a serious attempt to justify and motivate wherever it appeared to be desirable. Ba- sic algorithms are typically presented in pseudo-code or a description so close to code that a reader who is familiar with elementary computer graphics should find no problem to get started. Mandelbrot's fractal geometry provides both a description and a mathemat- ical model for many of the seemingly complex forms and patterns in nature and the sciences. Fractals have blossomed enormously in the past few years and have helped reconnect pure mathematics research with both natural sciences and computing. Computer graphics has played an essential role both in its de- velopment and rapidly growing popularity. Conversely, fractal geometry now plays an important role in the rendering, modelling and animation of natural phenomena and fantastic shapes in computer graphics.
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ISBN 9781461283492
Released NZ 8 Oct 2011
Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Format Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
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ISBN-13 9781461283492
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Imprint Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Released 8 Oct 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Edition Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988th
Author(s) Contributions by Peitgen, Heinz-Otto
Contributions by Fisher, Yuval
Edited by Saupe, Dietmar
Contributions by McGuire, Michael
Category Geometry
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 516
Weight 815g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mathematics, Geometry
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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