Chaos and Fractals

New Frontiers of Science

  • Heinz-Otto Peitgen
  • Hartmut Jürgens
  • Dietmar Saupe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-7
  2. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 9-14
  3. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 15-59
  4. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 61-128
  5. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 129-172
  6. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 173-214
  7. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 215-276
  8. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 277-327
  9. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 329-376
  10. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 377-422
  11. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 423-466
  12. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 467-540
  13. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 541-604
  14. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 605-714
  15. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 715-781
  16. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, Dietmar Saupe
    Pages 783-837
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 839-864

About this book

Introduction

Almost 12 years have passed by since we wrote Chaos and Fractals. At the time we were hoping that our approach of writing a book which would be both accessible without mathematical sophistication and portray these exiting new fields in an authentic manner would find an audience. Now we know it did. We know from many reviews and personal letters that the book is used in a wide range of ways: researchers use it to acquaint themselves, teachers use it in college and university courses, students use it for background reading, and there is also a substantial audience of lay people who just want to know what chaos and fractals are about. Every book that is somewhat technical in nature is likely to have a number of misprints and errors in its first edition. Some of these were caught and brought to our attention by our readers. One of them, Hermann Flaschka, deserves to be thanked in particular for his suggestions and improvements. This second edition has several changes. We have taken out the two appendices from the firstedition. At the time of the first edition Yuval Fishers contribution, which we published as an appendix was probably the first complete expository account on fractal image compression. Meanwhile, Yuvals book Fractal Image Compression: Theory and Application appeared and is now the publication to refer to.

Keywords

Mandelbrot automata causality chaos complexity computer deterministic chaos fractals sets

Authors and affiliations

  • Heinz-Otto Peitgen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hartmut Jürgens
    • 3
  • Dietmar Saupe
    • 4
  1. 1.MeVis—Center for Medical Diagnostic Systems and VisualizationUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.MeVis Diagnostics GmbH & Co. KGUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  4. 4.Fachbereich Informatik und InformationswissenschaftUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b97624
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9396-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21823-6
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