© 1991

Elementary Introduction to Spatial and Temporal Fractals


Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 1-2
  3. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 3-15
  4. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 16-50
  5. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 51-84
  6. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 85-100
  7. L. T. Fan, D. Neogi, M. Yashima
    Pages 101-101
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 102-170

About this book


Fractals play an important role in modeling natural phenomena and engineering processes. And fractals have a close connection to the concepts of chaotic dynamics. This monograph presents definitions, concepts, notions and methodologies of both spatial and temporal fractals. It addresses students and researchers in chemistry and in chemical engineering. The authors present the concepts and methodologies in sufficient detail for uninitiated readers. They include many simple examples and graphical illustrations. They outline some examples in more detail: Perimeter fractal dimension of char particles, surface fractal dimension of charcoal; fractal analysis of pressure fluctuation in multiphase flow systems. Readers who master the concepts in this book, can confidently apply them to their fields of interest.


Chaos (Math.) Fractal chemical engineering chemistry fractal analysis image analysis modeling pressure scaling

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.AllentownUSA
  3. 3.Department of StatisticsKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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