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dc.contributor.advisorWeir, Maurice D.
dc.contributor.advisorFischer, Ismor
dc.contributor.authorBeaver, Philip Frederick
dc.dateJune 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:54Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:54Z
dc.date.issued1991-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28232
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe study of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamical systems has received considerable attention in the past decade. Motivated by the interesting computer graphics produced by these fields, mathematicians have attempted to formalize the theoretical structure of the results, physicists have attempted to apply the theory to the real world phenomena, and laymen have enjoyed much of the popular literature and television programs that the field has fostered. Unfortunately, the mathematics associated with these subjects has made them inaccessible to most undergraduates, even if they have a strong back ground in mathematics. This thesis presents the basic ideas of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamical systems in a setting that can by understood by undergraduate students who have has a course in advanced calculus. We hope it will allow them to gain an appreciation of the fields and motivate them to pursue further study.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/fractalschaos00beav
dc.format.extent172 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleFractals and chaosen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mathematics
dc.subject.authorFractal geometry and chaotic dynamical systemsen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Mathematicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Mathematicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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