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Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art, and Nature Paperback – August 8, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0198536888 ISBN-10: 0198536887

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 8, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198536887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198536888
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Field and Golubitsky are very good in explaining how equations and natural forces can produce stunning chaotic patterns."--The New York Review of Books


"A spectacular picture book with background mathematical information for the reader who wants to explore the theory behind it all."--The Times Higher Education Supplement


"Full of beautiful pictures. If Socrates had been able to interrogate Dr. Field and Dr. Golubitsky, his search for wisdom might have ended right there....Takes the reader with no previous knowledge through an impressive array of topics."--American Journal of Physics


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A striking full-colour book which explores how combining symmetry and chaos can lead to the construction of remarkable images. This book is an engaging look at the interplay of art and mathematics, and between symmetry and chaos. The underlying mathematics involved in the generation of the images is described. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Helmer Aslaksen on September 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
How is this book different from all the other fractal/chaos books on the market? Because of the emphasis on symmetry! Most fractal/chaos books are similar in the sense that they contain the same pictures. But even if you are fed up with Mandelbrot sets, you can safely open this book. You will love the fractal wallpapers.
The book is written by mathematicians, too, so it's factually correct, and has some real insight.
Just read it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yaumo Gaucho on July 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This looks like another book of cool fractal pictures, but it's much more than that. The concept of symmetry is subtle and useful in the hard sciences as well as in literature and philosophy. This book provides a solid mathematical treatment of it, with excellent graphical examples. This book is great fun for math nerds, but can also entertain a more general audience that has some interest in fractals or in visualizing mathematical concepts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth R. Bolser on February 4, 2013
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A great array of chaotic attractors. These illustrations demonstrate that the varied forms in nature originate from mathematical building blocks that are complex and yet have continuity in that geometry. I would like to see more, accessable books on strange/chaotic attractors.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 1996
Format: Hardcover
Not only is this book filled
with eye-catching colorful pictures, it also does a
wonderful job of explaining how they were generated.
They also draw many interesting parallels between
the computer-generated pictures and the structures
that occur in nature or are man-made. Check out their
Symmetric Chaos site at
[...]
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