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Fractals: A User's Guide for the Natural Sciences

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By: Harold M Hastings and George Sugihara
235 pages, Figs, tabs
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This unique explanation of how to use fractal geometry in ecology and biology begins with a summary of the foundations of measurement in Euclidean geometry, and then progresses from analogues in the geometry of random fractals to illustrative applications spanning the natural sciences. The book includes a toolbox of user-ready computer programs, provides a blend of motivation, geometry and detailed applications, and presents detailed case studies in ecosystem patterns and fluctuations of small populations.

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I. INTRODUCTION. OUR VIEW OF NATURE; II. THE MATHEMATICS OF RANDOM FRACTALS. FRACTALS AND POWER LAW SCALING; 1. Dimension of graphs of functions; 2. The Fourier transform; 3. Alternative models; 4. Examples; 5. Fractal analysis of time series; IV. CASE STUDIES. PATTERN AND PROCESS IN VEGETATIVE ECOSYSTEMS; 6. Scaling behaviour of density-dependent populations under random noise; V. THE TOOLBOX. PROGRAMS/ANNOTATED REFERENCES; Index

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Textbook
By: Harold M Hastings and George Sugihara
235 pages, Figs, tabs
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