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    Fractals

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by abiy3000
    hey..real amateur here.
    i'm really interested in fractals and i wanna have something more to say than "they're pretty!"
    help...
    Wikipedia is always a good fist stopping point for such questions, here
    is the artice on fractals

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    thyanks

    Thanks for ur help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abiy3000
    Thanks for ur help!
    The other place usualy worth a look is Mathworld, here is its articel
    on fractals.

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    ok

    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?
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by abiy3000
    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?
    Hello,

    try this one:

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

    Greetings

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    Thumbs up thanx

    looks real friendly. thanks...
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