From Newton to Mandelbrot

A Primer in Theoretical Physics with Fractals for the Macintosh®

  • Dietrich Stauffer
  • H. Eugene Stanley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley
    Pages 1-57
  3. Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley
    Pages 59-88
  4. Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley
    Pages 89-121
  5. Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley
    Pages 123-164
  6. Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley
    Pages 165-189
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-211

About this book


From Newton to Mandelbrot. A Primer in Theoretical Physics with Fractals for the Macintosh ( ) takes the student on a tour of the most important landmarks of theoretical physics: classical, quantum, and statistical mechanics, relativity, electrodynamics, and, the most modern and exciting of all, the physics of fractals. The treatment is confined to the essentials of each area, and short computer programs, numerous problems, and beautiful color illustrations round off this unusual textbook. Ideally suited for a one-year course in theoretical physics it will also prove useful in preparing and revising for exams. This edition is corrected and includes a new appendix on elementary particle physics, answers to all short questions, and a Macintosh diskette where a selection of executable programs exploring the fractal concept can be found. The Diskette The program FRACTAL DIMENSION can be used on any 68030-, 68040,- or PowerPC-based Macintosh with 4 Mb RAM and 256 color display running System 6.7 - 7.5 - Sierpinski gasket - Random walk - Self-avoiding walk - Percolation - Diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) - Neuron shape


Diffusion electrodynamics elementary particle physics field theory fractals introductory course mechanics particle physics quantum field theory quantum mechanics relativity statistical mechanics statistical physics theoretical physics theory of relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Stauffer
    • 1
  • H. Eugene Stanley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCenter for Polymer StudiesBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59191-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86780-4
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