The patterns of frost on a cold window, eroded landscapes, and particles grown in an aerosol all have forms that are conventionally regarded as irregular, with little or no symmetry. In Fractals in Chemistry, the reader is introduced to the fractal dimension, a concept that allows for a unified description of such diverse and irregular objects, and implies that they all possess heretofore unperceived symmetries. The text explains how the growth of such objects is controlled by similar, simple processes, and how modest ...

Fractals in Chemistry 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198557678

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