<biography, history of philosophy> polish-american mathematician (1924-). Mandelbrot's The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1982) made significant contributions to the study of fractal geometry as a method of understanding the scale-symmetries of natural objects and artifacts. Recommended Reading: Fractal Geometry and Analysis, ed. by C.J.G. Evertsz, H.-O. Peitgen, and R. F. Voss (World Scientific, 1996) and Complex Dynamical Systems: The Mathematics Behind the Mandelbrot and Julia Sets, ed. by Robert L. Devaney (Am. Math. Soc., 1995).
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