Fractal Geometry

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Someone suggested I read the book The Misbehavior of Financial Markets by Mandelbrot so I downloaded a sample from Amazon and was surprised to see that Mandelbrot wrote books and papers on economics and finance. He's best known for the The Fractal Geometry of Nature back in the early 1980s. I had a look at The Fractal Geometry of Nature but it was hardcover only - no Kindle version and it looks like a big book and about $112. So I looked around for a contemporary textbook and found Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications. I downloaded a sample of that book as well and started reading it. It's aimed at postdocs, graduates (math/physics) and maybe undergraduate seniors. I found it readable.

I've been aware of fractal geometry but never looked at it and it apparently has applications all over the natural world.

Anyone else read or take a course on it?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Fractals were the rage once. Natural formations like mountains and coastlines were described as fractals. Turns out there was confusion between graphics and reality. In computer graphics, fractals provide realistic-looking natural landscapes. But the reverse idea that Nature was using fractals seems to be not that popular anymore.
 

Len D L

New User
Fractal_Broccoli.jpg
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Someone suggested I read the book The Misbehavior of Financial Markets by Mandelbrot so I downloaded a sample from Amazon and was surprised to see that Mandelbrot wrote books and papers on economics and finance. He's best known for the The Fractal Geometry of Nature back in the early 1980s. I had a look at The Fractal Geometry of Nature but it was hardcover only - no Kindle version and it looks like a big book and about $112. So I looked around for a contemporary textbook and found Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications. I downloaded a sample of that book as well and started reading it. It's aimed at postdocs, graduates (math/physics) and maybe undergraduate seniors. I found it readable.

I've been aware of fractal geometry but never looked at it and it apparently has applications all over the natural world.

Anyone else read or take a course on it?

Where is math geek ??
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
Someone suggested I read the book The Misbehavior of Financial Markets by Mandelbrot so I downloaded a sample from Amazon and was surprised to see that Mandelbrot wrote books and papers on economics and finance. He's best known for the The Fractal Geometry of Nature back in the early 1980s. I had a look at The Fractal Geometry of Nature but it was hardcover only - no Kindle version and it looks like a big book and about $112. So I looked around for a contemporary textbook and found Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications. I downloaded a sample of that book as well and started reading it. It's aimed at postdocs, graduates (math/physics) and maybe undergraduate seniors. I found it readable.

I've been aware of fractal geometry but never looked at it and it apparently has applications all over the natural world.

Anyone else read or take a course on it?
Thanks for the trivia. I will look into his other books. I once spent a considerable amount of time understanding fractals and Julia sets but did not look at them again.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Thanks for the trivia. I will look into his other books. I once spent a considerable amount of time understanding fractals and Julia sets but did not look at them again.
The LA Rams struggled all SB long to fathom Julian sets but failed as he caught everything Brady threw to him and was named MVP as a result.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Thank you for linking an unplayable video :p

Is NFL your religion or is tennis? In fact I will err on the side of blasphemy and ask you if you are more religious about Shresh or NFL.
Playable here; wasn’t aware of blockage elsewhere.

srshs says his priorities are money, food and tennis in that order. For me, after I win the lottery I will establish srshsianism as the religion to solve all global woes and the it’s sports of all types 24/7 with free AYCE buffets for any and all accepting srshs as omnipotence personified.
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
Playable here; wasn’t aware of blockage elsewhere.

srshs says his priorities are money, food and tennis in that order. For me, after I win the lottery I will establish srshsianism as the religion to solve all global woes and the it’s sports of all types 24/7 with free AYCE buffets for any and all accepting srshs as omnipotence personified.
Now that's a paradox. Shresh is anti-religion. How do you solve this conundrum?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Now that's a paradox. Shresh is anti-religion. How do you solve this conundrum?
Bribery...lifetime unlimited supply of gulab jamuns, personally tailored fedr kits, Bosworth racquets and free court time at any tennis club in the world.
 

Azure

G.O.A.T.
Bribery...lifetime unlimited supply of gulab jamuns, personally tailored fedr kits, Bosworth racquets and free court time at any tennis club in the world.
That's going to be bloody expensive and require yarns and yarns of cloth. I hope you have your finances in check!
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Someone suggested I read the book The Misbehavior of Financial Markets by Mandelbrot so I downloaded a sample from Amazon and was surprised to see that Mandelbrot wrote books and papers on economics and finance. He's best known for the The Fractal Geometry of Nature back in the early 1980s. I had a look at The Fractal Geometry of Nature but it was hardcover only - no Kindle version and it looks like a big book and about $112. So I looked around for a contemporary textbook and found Fractal Geometry: Mathematical Foundations and Applications. I downloaded a sample of that book as well and started reading it. It's aimed at postdocs, graduates (math/physics) and maybe undergraduate seniors. I found it readable.

I've been aware of fractal geometry but never looked at it and it apparently has applications all over the natural world.

Anyone else read or take a course on it?

I was able to get passed physics 101 in college and it took every ounch of every neuron in my brain to even get a low C

I did it

I bet I could have done better today
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I was able to get passed physics 101 in college and it took every ounch of every neuron in my brain to even get a low C

I did it

I bet I could have done better today

A lot of subjects that we thought difficult in college seems easy to us today.
 

bad_call

Legend
A lot of subjects that we thought difficult in college seems easy to us today.

I helped a couple engineering majors in calculus and another in physics. Engineering physics was so much easier than the "theoretical" version since it's broken down into manageable parts...or maybe it just took years of "soak" time to get into my brain. :p
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Are you referring to the symmetry of many items in nature like rain drops ...
Nature picks the easiest and most stable configurations

Recursion is something different. So are Fractals. Fractals are dimensional like trading. The same trading techniques that work in 1 second charts, work in 10 second charts, 1 minute charts, 5 minute charts, one-hour charts, one-day charts, one-week charts, one month charts, etc.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I helped a couple engineering majors in calculus and another in physics. Engineering physics was so much easier than the "theoretical" version since it's broken down into manageable parts...or maybe it just took years of "soak" time to get into my brain. :p

The theory versions are usually for math majors (and not the applied math majors). Some schools focus on theory, some on applied. I got more theory than applied but that's the way they did things. Undergraduates often don't know the difference while they're going through the courses.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
The theory versions are usually for math majors (and not the applied math majors). Some schools focus on theory, some on applied. I got more theory than applied but that's the way they did things. Undergraduates often don't know the difference while they're going through the courses.

What is your IQ ???
I am guessing 130-140 ??
 
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