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New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Wilfrid S. Kendall and Ilya Molchanov (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Stochastic geometry is a subject with roots stretching back at least 300 years, but one which has only been formed as an academic area in the last 50 years. It covers the study of random patterns, ... More


Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book covers a wide range of subjects concerning the use of computer modeling to solve a diverse set of problems. The book covers some advanced topics (cellular automata, Shannon measure of ... More


Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Robert C. Hilborn

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507239
eISBN:
9780191709340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507239.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book introduces the full range of activity in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear dynamics. Using a step-by-step introduction to dynamics and geometry in state space as the central focus of ... More


Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Robert M. Mazo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199556441
eISBN:
9780191705625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556441.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Brownian motion is the incessant motion of small particles immersed in an ambient medium. It is due to fluctuations in the motion of the medium particles on the molecular scale. The name has been ... More


Random Fractals

Peter Mörters

in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter expounds the theory of random fractals, using tree representation as a unifying principle. Applications to the fine structure of Brownian motion are discussed.


From Cantor to Mandelbrot: Self-similarity and fractals

Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Iwona Białynicka-Birula

in Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Objects that look similar after magnification are said to have fractal structure. Perfect fractals can exist only in mathematics but in the real world we have plenty of approximate fractals, from ... More


Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

David P. Feldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199566433
eISBN:
9780191774966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566433.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an elementary introduction to chaos and fractals. It introduces the key phenomena of chaos — aperiodicity, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, bifurcations — via simple ... More


Introducing Fractals

David P. Feldman

in Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199566433
eISBN:
9780191774966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566433.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on fractals and the role of iteration in their generation. It first considers three familiar shapes from geometry: a circle, a line segment, and a rectangle. It then describes a ... More


Random walks on percolation structures

J. Klafter and I.M. Sokolov

in First Steps in Random Walks: From Tools to Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199234868
eISBN:
9780191775024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234868.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

In this chapter another, experimentally widespread, situation is considered. The random walk takes place not on a homogeneous lattice, where each site in principle accessible to the walker, but on a ... More


Hierarchies, Complex Fractal Dimensions, and Log-Periodicity

Didier Sornette

in Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter describes the concept of fractals and their self-similarity, including fractals with complex dimensions. It shows how these geometric and mathematical objects enable one to codify the ... More


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