Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal by Karl-Heinz BeckerDynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal by Karl-Heinz Becker

Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal

byKarl-Heinz Becker, Michael DörflerTranslated byI. Stewart

Paperback | October 27, 1989

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This study of chaos, fractals and complex dynamics is intended for anyone familiar with computers. While keeping the mathematics to a simple level with few formulas, the reader is introduced to an area of current scientific research that was scarcely possible until the availability of computers. The book is divided into two main parts; the first provides the most interesting problems, each with a solution in a computer program format. Numerous exercises enable the reader to conduct his or her own experimental work. The second part provides sample programs for specific machine and operating systems; details refer to IBM-PC with MS-DOS and Turbo-Pascal, UNIX 42BSD with Berkeley Pascal and C. Other implementations of the graphics routines are given for the Apple Macintosh, Apple IIE and IIGS and Atari ST.
Title:Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with PascalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:October 27, 1989Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052136910X

ISBN - 13:9780521369107

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Table of Contents

Foreword: new directions in computer graphics: experimental mathematics; Preface to the German edition; 1. Researchers discover chaos; 2. Between order and chaos: Feigenbaum diagrams; 3. Strange attractors; 4. Greetings from Sir Isaac; 5. Complex frontiers; 6. Encounter with the gingerbread man; 7. New sights - new insights; 8. Fractal computer graphics; 9. Step by step into chaos; 10. Journey to the land of infinite structures; 11. Building blocks for graphics experiments; 12. Pascal and the fig-trees; 13. Appendices; Index.

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This study of chaos, fractals and complex dynamics is intended for anyone familiar with computers. It shows how to create fractals with the reader's computer. Sample programs are provided for IBM-PC with MS-DOS and Turbo Pascal, UNIX 42BSD with Berkeley Pascal and C. Other routines are given for Apple Macintosh, Apple IIE and IIGS and Atari ST.