Self-Similarity, Fractals, Deterministic Chaos and a New State of Matter
Nature abounds with periodic phenomena: from the motion of a swing to the oscillations of an atom, from the chirping of a grasshopper to the orbits of the heavenly bodies. And our terrestrial bodies, too, participate in this universal minuet — from the heart beat to the circadian rhythm and even longer cycles.
KeywordsHausdorff Dimension Golden Ratio Deterministic Chaos Hilbert Curve Fourier Amplitude Spectrum
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