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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful, easy to understand, straightforward, January 3, 1999
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This review is from: CHAOS, FRACTALS, AND DYNAMICS: COMPUTER EXPERIMENTS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS (DALE SEYMOUR MATH) (Paperback)
This book provides an excellent framework for understanding chaotic systems, whether for the novice or the experienced fractal scientist. The diagrams in particular helped elucidate the concepts presented. Science made simple without being dummed down - well done!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good guide, July 1, 2012
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This book is exactly what it's title claims -- an exploration of the basic ideas of chaos and fractals with simple computer programs. The author provides the basic mathematical background and then follows with algorithms for simple programs to explore the ideas. Well, actually he provides BASIC programs, but BASIC does not differ that much from any useful pseudo code schema. Anyhow, it is easy enough for anyone with a smattering of programming experience to implement the programs in whatever language they choose.

If you are interested in chaos, fractals and dynamic systems, this book is a good place to start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction, July 1, 2013
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Gentle introduction to dynamic systems and fractals without sparing mathematical rigor. The line by line programming is a little outdated, however if you can follow BASIC programming you can adopt it for your needs. Haven't finished it yet. Very interesting. Truly a gem in this area amenable to self study.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great., May 11, 2013
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This time, I got what I wanted, just that way that I wanted it. I think this is a vry good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mathematics never gets old..., May 3, 2013
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This review is from: CHAOS, FRACTALS, AND DYNAMICS: COMPUTER EXPERIMENTS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS (DALE SEYMOUR MATH) (Paperback)
I've had this book for over 20 years. It's easy to read, especially considering that the book's core is mathematics. There are lots of beautiful color plates and illustrations to make the topics clear. I also am happy to report that this is not a 1,200 page tome, which attempts to cover everything known to mankind. You can work your way through this book without investing a lifetime. The author covers the logistic equation, Mandelbrot fractals, Julia sets, and several other topics. If you've got an interest in fractals this is a good book to have at hand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful images and motivating book, January 3, 2013
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This book, despite its age, is an excellent introduction and instruction to explore iterated functions, Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set. This is essentially done on the backbone of quadratic maps but the beauty and essential features are explored. The pseudo code could be adapted to whatever favourite language one chooses.

The colour plates are beautiful by themselves. It motivates me, in my spare time, to do my own experiments (the author's main purpose for the book).
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