Essays Tagged: "Benoit Mandelbrot"

Fractal Geometry

just a chapter of mathematics, but one thathelps Everyman to see the same old world differently'. - BenoitMandelbrotThe world of mathematics usually tends to be thought of as abstract.Complex and imag ... adened the realmin which understanding can be based on a plain physical basis.(McGuire, Foreword by Benoit Mandelbrot)A fractal is a geometric shape that is complex and detailed at everylevel of magni ...

(5 pages) 114 0 3.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Principles of ecology

own. Even the man who conceived of anddeveloped fractals had a hard time defining them (Voss 1988). Mandelbrot's first publisheddefinition of a fractal was in 1977, when he wrote, 'A fractal is a set ... s a set for which theHausdorff-Besicovitch dimension strictly exceeds the topographical dimension' (Mandelbrot 1977).He later expressed regret for having defined the word at all (Mandelbrot 1982). Oth ...

(13 pages) 173 1 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The fun filled fractal phenome

of a coastline. Fractals were brought to the public's attention by the work of French mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot in the 1970's. Mandelbrot discovered how to calculate fractal dimensions. The f ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Math Research Paper on Fractals

d by many people such as Gottfried Leibniz, Georg Cantor, Waclaw Sierpiński, Gaston Julia, and Benoit Mandelbrot. Mandelbrot was the one to coin the term "fractal", but the other mathematicians p ... ay. 2012."Mandelbrot Calculator." Gary Rubinstein. MATHE 6500C. 2009. Web. 26 May. 2012.Mandelbrot, Benoit. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. U.S.A: Macmillan, 1983. Print."The Math of Fractals." Coolma ...

(10 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics