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Fractals and chaos - what do they have in common?

  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1
    I really like fractals and what I find even more amazing, is that something so beautiful can be so useful. I've heard that they can be used for example in chaos.
    I've gone through about 10 websites and all were about fractals and chaos. But I couldn't find a single sentence that would tell me HOW can we use them...
    Could anyone please try to explain me or send some links why are the fractals so useful and at least a little about how are they used?
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  4. Sep 27, 2010 #3
    How about getting the book, "Chaos and Fractals" by Peitgen, et. al. It gets really interesting at chapter 10: Deterministic Chaos. Try and get good at programming to work through the many examples.
  5. Sep 27, 2010 #4
    Thanks, I will look for it.
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