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"As notable as the book's broad sweep is the author's good-natured, humorous presentation. The willing reader can sit back and enjoy an all-encompassing, irrepressibly enthusiastic tour, ranging from psycho physics to quasicrystals, from gambling strategies to Bach concertos, from the construction of Cantor sets to the design of concert halls." — *Physics Today*

"Such a richness of topics and amazing splendor of illustrations!" —*Mathematics Magazine*

"An inviting exposition for a literate but not highly scientific audience." — *American Mathematical Monthly*

This fascinating book explores the connections between chaos theory, physics, biology, and mathematics. Its award-winning computer graphics, optical illusions, and games illustrate the concept of self-similarity, a typical property of fractals. Author Manfred Schroeder — hailed by *Publishers Weekly* as a modern Lewis Carroll — conveys memorable insights in the form of puns and puzzles that relate abstract mathematics to everyday experience.

Excellent entertainment for readers with a grasp of algebra and some calculus, this book forms a fine university-level introduction to fractal math. Eight pages of color images clarify the text, along with numerous black-and-white illustrations.

"Such a richness of topics and amazing splendor of illustrations!" —

Excellent entertainment for readers with a grasp of algebra and some calculus, this book forms a fine university-level introduction to fractal math. Eight pages of color images clarify the text, along with numerous black-and-white illustrations.

Reprint of the W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 1991 edition.

Manfred Schroeder: Making Order Out of Chaos

Manfred Schroeder (1926–2009) was a German physicist who divided his professional time between Bell Labs and The University of Gottingen. He was a world-renowned authority on acoustics and held numerous patents in many fields. *Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise,* reprinted by Dover in 2009, is a feast for the reader with a grasp of algebra and some calculus. He or she will find much to enjoy and think about between the covers of this unique book.

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**Critical Acclaim for Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws:**"Readers of James Gleick's 1989 bestseller,

"As notable as the book's broad sweep is the author's good-natured, humorous presentation. The willing reader can sit back and enjoy an all-encompassing, irrepressibly enthusiastic tour, ranging from psycho-physics to quasicrystals, from gambling strategies to Bach concertos, from the construction of Cantor Sets to the design of concert halls" — *Physics Today*

"Such a richness of topics and amazing splendor of illustrations." — *Mathematics Magazine*

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ISBN 10 | 0486472043 |

ISBN 13 | 9780486472041 |

Author/Editor | Manfred Schroeder |

Page Count | 448 |

Dimensions | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 |

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