Benoit Mandelbrot: a life in many dimensions

Contributor(s): Frame, Michael [Editor] | Cohen, Nathan [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Jersey World Scientific 2015Description: xxiii, 553 p.ISBN: 9789814366069Subject(s): Mandelbrot, Benoit B | Mathematicians - France - Biography | Mathematicians - United States - BiographyDDC classification: 510.92 Summary: This is a collection of articles, many written by people who worked with Mandelbrot, memorializing the remarkable breadth and depth of his work in science and the arts. Contributors include mathematicians, physicists, biologists, economists, and engineers, as expected; and also artists, musicians, teachers, an historian, an architect, a filmmaker, and a comic. Some articles are quite technical, others entirely descriptive. All include stories about Benoit. Also included are chapters on fractals and music by Charles Wuorinen and by Harlan Brothers, on fractals and finance by Richard Hudson and by Christian Walter, on fractal invisibility cloaks by Nathan Cohen, and a personal reminiscence by Aliette Mandelbrot. While he is known most widely for his work in mathematics and in finance, Benoit influenced almost every field of modern intellectual activity. No other book captures the breadth of all of Benoit's accomplishments. (http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8238)
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Table of Contents:



1. Watching Benoit at work

2. Benoit Mandelbrot: nor does lightning travel in a straight line

3. Irregularities and scaling in signal and image processing: multifractal analysis

4 .Three-dimensional fractal homeomorphisms

5. Mandelbrot's cascades: a legendary destiny

6. Benoit Mandelbrot and art

7. The nature of fractal music

8. Fractal antenna and fractal resonator primer

9. Fractal-based wideband invisibility cloak

10. From fractional Brownian motion to multifractional and multistable motion

11. Watching the markets misbehave

12. Partition zeta functions, multifractal spectra, and tapestries of complex dimensions Contents note continued:

13. Benoit Mandelbrot, films, and me: a tribute

14. Fractals and humor

15. Multifractal measures of time series: curvature surfaces of [ƒ](α) curves

16. Benoit Mandelbrot, educator

17. The art of roughness

18 .Long-range dependence of the two-dimensional Ising model at critical temperature

19. Benoit Mandelbrot, W. H. Freeman, and the launch of The Fractal Geometry of Nature

20. Math and physics: Levy flights and drives

21. Benoit Mandelbrot in finance

22. How Benoit Mandelbrot changed my thinking about biological form

23. Entropic origin of allometry relations

24. Music and fractals

25. Stories about Benoit

26. Some final thoughts


This is a collection of articles, many written by people who worked with Mandelbrot, memorializing the remarkable breadth and depth of his work in science and the arts. Contributors include mathematicians, physicists, biologists, economists, and engineers, as expected; and also artists, musicians, teachers, an historian, an architect, a filmmaker, and a comic. Some articles are quite technical, others entirely descriptive. All include stories about Benoit.
Also included are chapters on fractals and music by Charles Wuorinen and by Harlan Brothers, on fractals and finance by Richard Hudson and by Christian Walter, on fractal invisibility cloaks by Nathan Cohen, and a personal reminiscence by Aliette Mandelbrot.
While he is known most widely for his work in mathematics and in finance, Benoit influenced almost every field of modern intellectual activity. No other book captures the breadth of all of Benoit's accomplishments.


(http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8238)

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