|Fractals in Science|
Armin Bunde, University of Giessen, Germany.
Shlomo Havlin,Bar Ilan University,
Ramat-Gan, Israel (eds.)
Fractals in Science
This book presents a comprehensive study of how the unifying topic of irregular complex systems can be used to analyze structure and processes across the field of the natural sciences, including chemistry, biology,geophysics, physics, and medicine. It also gives an introduction to fractal geometry and discusses in great detail fractals in biology, self-organized criticality, rough surfaces and interfaces, random walks, chemical reactions, and fractals in chemistry , biology, and medicine. A separate chapter (Computer Exploration of Fractals, Chaos and Cooperativity) includes the 14 interactive programs on the accompanying 3 1/2 inch diskette that enable readers to simulate the geometry and behavior of systems in diverse areas of natural science.
Contents:1.A Brief Introduction to Fractal Geometry (A. Bunde and S. Havlin).
2.Fractals and Self-Organized Criticality (P. Bak and M. Creutz).
3.Fractals in Biology and Medicine: From DNA to the Heartbeat
(S. V. Buldyrev, A. L. Golodberger, S. Havlin, C.-K. Peng, and H. E. Stanley).
4.Self-affine Interfaces (J. Kertesz and T. Vicsek).
5.A Primer for Random Walkology(G. H. Weiss).
6.Polymers (M. Daoud).
7.Kinetics and Spatial Organizations of Competitive Reactions(S. Redner and F. Leyvraz).
8.Fractal Analysis in Heterogeneous Chemistry (D. Avnir, R. Gutfraind and D. Farin).
9.Computer Exploration of Fractals, Chaos and Cooperativity (D. C. Rapaport and M. Meyer).