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Fractals in Science, Engineering and Finance (Roughness and Beauty)

"Roughness is ubiquitous and a major sensory input of Man. The first step to measure and simulate it was provided by fractal geometry. Illustrative examples will be drawn from the sciences, engineering (the internet) and (more extensively) the variation of financial prices. The beauty of fractals, an unanticipated "premium," helps in teaching and bridges some chasms between different aspects of knowing and feeling." http://video.mit.edu/watch/fractals-in-science-engineering-and-finance-roughness-and-beauty-9893/

Institution
MIT
Country
USA
Author
Mandelbrot, B. B.
Topic(s)
roughness; fractals
URL
http://video.mit.edu/watch/fractals-in-science-engineering-and-finance-roughness-and-beauty-9893/

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