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Fractal Analysis - Applications in Physics, Engineering and Technology

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ISBN: 9789535131915 9789535131922 Year: Pages: 294 DOI: 10.5772/65531 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mathematics
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Fractal analysis has entered a new era. The applications to different areas of knowledge have been surprising. Let us begin with the fractional calculus-fractal geometry relationship, which allows for modeling with extreme precision of phenomena such as diffusion in porous media with fractional partial differential equations in fractal objects. Where the order of the equation is the same as the fractal dimension, this allows us to make calculations with enormous precision in diffusion phenomena-particularly in the oil industry, for new spillage prevention. Main applications to industry, design of fractal antennas to receive all frequencies and that is used in all cell phones, spacecraft, radars, image processing, measure, porosity, turbulence, scattering theory. Benoit Mandelbrot, creator of fractal geometry, would have been surprised by the use of fractal analysis presented in this book: ""Part I: Petroleum Industry and Numerical Analysis""; ""Part II: Fractal Antennas, Spacecraft, Radars, Image Processing, and Measure""; and ""Part III: Scattering Theory, Porosity, and Turbulence."" It's impossible to picture today's research without fractal analysis.

Fractal Analysis - Applications in Health Sciences and Social Sciences

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ISBN: 9789535132134 9789535132141 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68898 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Public Health
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Fractal analysis has entered a new era. The applications to different areas of knowledge have been surprising. Benoit Mandelbrot, creator of fractal geometry, would have been surprised by the use of fractal analysis presented in this book. Here we present the use of fractal geometry, in particular, fractal analysis in two sciences: health sciences and social sciences and humanities. Part 1 is Health Science. In it, we present the latest advances in cardiovascular signs, kidney images to determine cancer growth, EEG signals, magnetoencephalography signals, and photosensitive epilepsy. We show how it is possible to produce ultrasonic lenses or even sound focusing. In Part 2, we present the use of fractal analysis in social sciences and humanities. It includes anthropology, hierarchical scaling, human settlements, language, fractal dimension of different cultures, cultural traits, and Mesoamerican complexity. And in Part 3, we present a few useful tools for fractal analysis, such as graphs and correlation, self-affine and self-similar graphs, and correlation function. It is impossible to picture today's research without fractal geometry.

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