This volume contains the proceedings of the first IFIP conference on fractals. The mathematical concept of fractal was coined by B.B. Mandelbrot in the early seventies to characterize objects with self-similar structures at all levels. Now the field of fractals is being subject to intensive research and an extensive growth of applications in many sciences. This first IFIP conference, intended as a start of periodic conferences on fractals, enables a productive cross fertilization of ideas among specialists in fractals and in information processing. In addition to the volume's 44 colour illustrations, on page v is a rare view of fractals and the Portuguese architecture at the time of the navigators, produced by Master Lima de Freitas, a leading Portuguese artist and member of the conference organizing committee. The design illustrates the symbiosis of mathematics and human artifacts represented by the real world.
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Book Description North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1991. Original Cloth. 1st Edition. 23 x 15 cm., 461 pp. Proceedings of the First IFIP Conference on Fractals in the Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-8 June, 1990. The book is covered in russet cloth with white lettering on the spine and front. CONDITION. VG+/ no dj. The pages are clean and tight. The corners are protected with clear self adhesive film. Library class mark on spine and stamp and bar code on free end paper. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 003762