Fractals and Disordered Systems

  • Armin Bunde
  • Shlomo Havlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Armin Bunde, Shlomo Havlin
    Pages 59-114
  3. Shlomo Havlin, Armin Bunde
    Pages 115-176
  4. Amnon Aharony
    Pages 177-200
  5. Hans J. Herrmann
    Pages 201-232
  6. Jean-François Gouyet, Michel Rosso, Bernard Sapoval
    Pages 263-302
  7. Jørgen K. Kjems
    Pages 303-338
  8. Dietrich Stauffer
    Pages 339-366
  9. Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Carl J. G. Evertsz
    Pages 367-399
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 401-408

About this book


Fractals and disordered systems have recently become the focus of intense interest in research. This book discusses in great detail the effects of disorder on mesoscopic scales (fractures, aggregates, colloids, surfaces and interfaces, glasses and polymers) and presents tools to describe them in mathematical language. A substantial part is devoted to the development of scaling theories based on fractal concepts. In 10 chapters written by leading experts in the field, the reader is introduced to basic concepts and techniques in disordered systems and is led to the forefront of current research. In each chapter, the connection between theory and experiment is emphasized, and a special chapter on "Fractals and Experiment" presents experimental studies of fractal systems. This second edition has been substantially revised and updates the literature in this important field. It is pedagogically written and so will be useful for students, teachers, and scientists who want to become familiar with this facinating subject.


Aggregate Aggregation Chaos (Math.) Disorder Fractals Fraktale Fraktur Grenzfläche Interfaces Percolation Skaling-Theorien Ungeordnetes System aggregates chaos theory disordered systems fractal fractures scaling theories

Editors and affiliations

  • Armin Bunde
    • 1
  • Shlomo Havlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84870-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84868-1
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