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Dynamical Systems and Fractals : Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal - Karl-Heinz Becker

Dynamical Systems and Fractals

Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2007
ISBN: 9780521360258
Number Of Pages: 412

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This book is about chaos, fractals and complex dynamics, and is addressed to all people who have some familiarity with computers and enjoy using them. The mathematics has been kept simple, with few formulae, yet the reader is introduced to and can learn about an area of current scientific research which was scarcely possible before the availability of computers. The introduction is achieved through the extensive use of computer graphics. The book is divided into two main parts: in the first the most interesting problems are described, with, in each case, a solution in the form of a computer program. A large number of exercises enable the reader to undertake his or her own experimental work. In the second part, example programs are given for specific machines and operating systems; details refer to MS-DOC and Turbo-Pascal, UNIX 4.2 BSD with Berkley Pascal and C. Other implementations of the graphics routines are given for Apple Macintosh, Apple IIE and IIGS and Atari ST.

Foreword: new directions in computer graphics: experimental mathematics
Preface to the German edition
Researchers discover chaos
Between order and chaos: Feigenbaum diagrams
Strange attractors
Greetings from Sir Isaac
Complex frontiers
Encounter with the gingerbread man
New sights - new insights
Fractal computer graphics
Step by step into chaos
Journey to the land of infinite structures
Building blocks for graphics experiments
Pascal and the fig-trees
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521360258
ISBN-10: 0521360250
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 28th February 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.75