Fractals, a new way of seeing the world through this revolutionary mathematical concept based on the key principle “the whole contains the part, and the part contains the whole.” A dynamic universe surrounds uswith animals, plants, vegetables,and unusualshapes of clouds in the sky; wherenature bursts in a plural diversity. However, what do all these things and many othershave in common? Their shapes cannot be described according to the terms of Euclidean geometry.
A little over three decades ago, Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the concept of “fractal” in his essay “Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension.” From there fractal geometry has established itself as a new branch of mathematics with applications as diverse as physiology, chemistry, psychology, physics, finance, biology, astronomy, geography, music and geology.
Thus, the work offersa review of all these concepts, from the discovery of the term “fractal” to knowingitsusefulness in the desire of the human being to discover the laws of the Universe.
- Title: “A New Way of Seeing the World: Fractal Geometry”
- Author: María Isabel Binimelis
- Publisher: RBA LIBROS, 2011
- ISBN: 9788498679410
- Pages: 144