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A fractal geometry text, for a thorough mathematical grounding

  1. Sep 6, 2011 #1
    Can anyone recommend a good text to learn the maths behind fractal geometry? I've written a simple program to generate the Mandelbrot set but I would like to extend this, significantly! So to that end, I'm looking for a book to give me a good grounding in the maths required to generate images of various fractal sets. I'm looking on Amazon, but it's hard to determine the best one!

    https://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Geom...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315308575&sr=1-1 - Benoit Mandelbrot (I will read this eventually, but I think it might not be the book I'm after right now)

    https://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Geom...=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315308351&sr=1-6 - Kenneth Falconer (this has great reviews, and I get the feeling it may well serve my needs)

    But there's plenty of other ones, so I'll ask if anyone has used and/or can recommend one?
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