The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty and Power of Fractals

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Clear Press Ltd, 2004 - 174 lappuses
When Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon made the groundbreaking TV documentary, The Colours of Infinity about the Mandelbrot Set and fractals - the geometry of roughness, his enthusiasm brought together a dream team of contributors. Sir Arthur C. Clarke presents it. Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who first coined the term fractal and whose equation, the Mandelbrot Set, would reveal the wonder of fractals when fed into a computer, explains how it began. Professor Michael Barnsley, the computer graphics researcher who developed fractal image compression technology, explains the applications of the breakthroughs. Professor Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice? adds his insights into the beautifully simple equation that gives birth to fractals. the world's founders and leaders of fractal geometry - to describe how fractal thinking has developed - to reflect on the many theoretical, practical, commercial and artistic ways in which fractals have developed since the film was made. They are joined by Dr Gary Flake, Chief Science Officer of Overture Inc, who expounds on the fractal nature of the Web, and Robert Prechter, who demonstrates fractal applications in the movements of the stock markets. fractal animation to the music of Quintessence.
 

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The Nature of Fractal Geometry
10
Exploring the Fractal Universe
32
A Geometry able to include mountains and clouds
46
Fractal Transformations
66
The Mandelbrot Set and the selfsimilar tilings
82
SelfOrganization SelfRegulation and SelfSimilarity
96
The Fractal Nature of the Stock Market The Human Social
128
The Colours of Infinity the film script
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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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