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Introduction to Fractals and Chaos:
Mathematics and Meaning

by Crayton W. Bedford 
Fractals and Chaos is an exploration of discrete dynamical systems, using primarily the concepts of precalculus and the technology of the TI83. Required mathematical and technological skills are reviewed or developed to give handson experience with the ideas of chaos theory and fractal geometry, supported by a set of graded exercises for every 46 pages of text. The last chapter, unusual in a math course, is a review of some of the applications of chaos theory in the sciences, humanities and philosophy. 


Table of Contents
 Chapter 1 Introduction
 Chapter 2 Fractals
 Chapter 3 Orbit Analysis
 Chapter 4 The Road to Chaos
 Chapter 5 Functions of Complex Numbers
 Chapter 6 Julia and Mandelbrot Sets
 Chapter 7 The Mathematics of Chaos
 Chapter 8 The Meaning of Chaos





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