Fractals in Physics

  • L. Pietronero
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 26)


We give a brief overview of the impact of fractal geometry on physical sciences. In particular we will describe the prototype of fractal growth models and the recent developments in the direction of the formulation of an analytical theory that allows to understand why natural phenomena often give rise to fractal structures. Finally we will show that the large scale properties of the matter distribution in the universe need a radical revision on the of light of these new concepts.


Fractal Dimension Fractal Structure Fractal Geometry Matter Distribution Radical Revision 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Pietronero
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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