Discovery of Cosmic Fractals [1sted.]9789810248710, 9810248717

Author : Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
Description:This is the first book to present the fascinating new results on the largest fractal structures in the universe. It guides the reader, in a simple way, to the frontiers of astronomy, explaining how fractals appear in cosmic physics, from our solar system to the megafractals in deep space. It also offers a personal view of the history of the idea of self-similarity and of cosmological principles, from Plato's ideal architecture of the heavens to Mandelbrot's fractals in the modern physical cosmos. In addition, this invaluable book presents the great fractal debate in astronomy (after Luciano Pietronero's first fractal analysis of the galaxy universe), which illustrates how new concepts and deeper observations reveal unexpected aspects of Nature.
Categories: Physics Astronomy
Year :2002
Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 405
File Info : pdf 26 Mb