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Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction Paperback – Sep 2 2012


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Sept. 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199566445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199566440
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.3 x 18.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 948 g
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"Chaos and fractals are two intertwined concepts that have revolutionized many areas of science and renewed popular interest in mathematics over the past few decades. Feldman's book is a rich resource for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of these subjects without the need for advanced
mathematics."

--Julien Clinton Sprott, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"David P. Feldman provides a delightful and thoughtful introduction to chaos and fractals requiring only a good background in algebra. The formal treatment of nonlinear dynamics, chaotic behavior, Lyapunov exponents, and fractal dimensions is leavened with creative analogies and many helpful
and visually attractive figures and diagrams. Even more mathematically sophisticated readers will find this book a good starting point in exploring the complex and beguiling realms of chaos and fractals."

--Robert C. Hilborn, Associate Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers

About the Author

David Feldman joined the faculty at College of the Atlantic in 1998, having completed a PhD in Physics at the University of California. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2003 - 2007. At COA Feldman has taught over twenty different courses in physics, mathematics, and
computer science. Feldman's research interests lie in the fields of statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. In his research, he uses both analytic and computational techniques. Feldman has authored research papers in journals including Physical Review E, Chaos, and Advances in Complex Systems.
He has recently begun a research project looking at trends in extreme precipitation events in Maine.


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