Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Does anyone (Sara?)know anything about fractals. I watched Nova on channel 18 last night and lost a lot of sleep thinking about them. So much so that I emailed a math professor I know and asked questions and gave my thoughts. I hope that is the end of it and I get some sleep tonight.

5 comments:

Adam said...

There's a really great book called Chaos by James Gleick you might enjoy reading. As well, you might check out this wiki site about chaos theory.

Uncle Skip, said...

Wait until Friday, George. Have a happy birthday today.

timidvenus said...

man, adam, he was asking me!!!!

its no fair, dad, adam stole my thunder. chaos is a super good book (its by the guy that wrote genius, that feynman bio). also, i think i have a book or two about (partly) fractals.

what professor did you email?

George Rutherford said...

She is a teacher at Willow International. I guess I said professor out of habit.

timidvenus said...

i think i have a book about beauty in math that covers fractals. and it sucks not getting sleep over math. i was that way with fibonacci in nature, and with my 'discovery' of subatomic particles, not to mention super simple stuff like newtons laws, lol.