hey..real amateur here.

i'm really interested in fractals and i wanna have something more to say than "they're pretty!"

help...

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- May 6th 2006, 08:35 AMabiy3000Fractals
hey..real amateur here.

i'm really interested in fractals and i wanna have something more to say than "they're pretty!"

help... - May 6th 2006, 08:45 AMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**abiy3000**

is the artice on fractals

RonL - May 6th 2006, 08:50 AMabiy3000thyanks
Thanks for ur help!

- May 6th 2006, 08:57 AMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**abiy3000**

on fractals.

RonL - May 6th 2006, 09:09 AMabiy3000ok
I checked out the Wiki and the Mathworld...

Is there an in-between?

Mathworld's too much for me now and the other's not much.

Is there like a "from-scratch" tutorial? - May 6th 2006, 09:32 AMtopsquark
I have an older book, but a decent one. Admittedly it's more about Chaos Theory than just fractals, but fractals have a decent section. It isn't really a text or anything, but it does give some introductory stuff. And yes, it's full of pretty pictures too! :)

Anyway, I'd recommend it as a non-Mathematician's book, but many of the concepts behind fractals and chaos are mentioned as well a some stuff about what they mean. Depending on how much of an introduction to the subject you need you might find it a good read.

The book is "Chaos: Making a New Science," by James Gleick (published in 1987). If it helps: ISBN 0 14 00.9250 1

-Dan - May 6th 2006, 06:48 PMThePerfectHacker
Maybe you noticed that the MathHelpForum logo is a fractal!

- May 7th 2006, 12:41 AMearbothQuote:

Originally Posted by**abiy3000**

try this one:

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/frac/

Greetings

EB - May 8th 2006, 01:36 AMabiy3000thanx
looks real friendly. thanks...