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Fractals in Chemistry, Geochemistry and Biophysics: An Introduction

By: KS Birdi

264 pages, Figs.


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #26245 | ISBN: 0306441403
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In this introductory text, Dr. Birdi demonstrates experimental methods and analyses of fractal dimensions in natural processes. In addition to a general overview, he discusses in detail problems in the fields of chemistry, geochemistry, and biophysics. Both students and professionals with a minimum of mathematics or physical science training will learn to find and model shapes and patterns from their own everyday observations.


Introduction to Fractals. Fractal Viscous Fingers. Colloidal Fractal Aggregates. Dendrite Growth and Fractal Dimension. Porous Solid Media (Fractal Surfaces). Fractals and Geochemistry. Galaxy Clusters and Fractals. Fractal Analyses of Macromolecules. Biological Systems (Cells, Lungs, Heart). Diverse Fractal Systems. Physical Applications of Fractals. Index.

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