Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics (Paperback)

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Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics (Paperback)

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Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications and introduces the fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics. In this new edition, Turcotte expands coverage of self-organized criticality and includes statistics and time series to provide a broad background for the reader. Topics include drainage networks and erosion, floods, earthquakes, mineral and petroleum resources, fragmentation, mantle convection, and magnetic field generation. The author introduces all concepts at the lowest possible level of mathematics consistent with their understanding, so that the reader requires only a background in basic physics and mathematics. He includes problems for the reader to solve. This book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in complex natural phenomena.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521567336
ISBN-10: 0521567335
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 1997
Pages: 416
Language: English