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Fractals
The Mandelbrot set is, for many, the quintessential fractal. When one zooms in on some part of the edge, one notices that the Mandelbrot set is, indeed, selfsimilar. Furthermore, if one zooms in even further on various sections of the edge, one obtains different Julia sets. In fact, it is "asymptotically similar to Julia sets near any point on its boundary," as proved in a theorem by the Chinese mathematician Tan Lei. [7]
Mandelbrot has managed not only to invent the discipline of fractal geometry, but has also popularized it through its applications to other areas of science. He clearly believed this was important, as he once stated [3]
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As he hinted in How Long Is the Coast of Britain? fractal geometry comes in useful in representing natural phenomena; things such as coastlines, the silhouette of a tree, or the shape of snowflakes  things are not easily represented using traditional Euclidean geometry. After all, no organic entity comes to mind when one contemplates a square or a circle. Equally, no simple shape from Euclidean geometry comes to mind when contemplating things such as the path of a river. Even the earth is not a perfect sphere, however convenient it may be for one's calculations to treat it as such. Furthermore, fractal geometry and chaos theory have important connections to physics, medicine, and the study of population dynamics. [7] However, even if the field lacked these links, it would be hard for those so inclined to resist the aesthetic appeal of most fractals.
Mandelbrot's nontraditional approach led him to invent an amazing and useful new form of mathematics. However, no mathematician can claim to have developed his results in complete isolation from anyone else's. Mandelbrot's discovery owes a great deal to the mathematicians who preceded him, such as Weierstrass and von Koch, but especially to Julia, Fatou, andHausdorff. He also benefitted from access to computers, which allowed him not only to build upon the works of others in a new way  one which had definitely not been done before  but to use his preferred method of solving problems  namely visualisation. Furthermore, his invention also makes a case for the importance of the study of pure mathematics: until Mandelbrot came along and united the eclectic ideas of Hausdorff,Julia, et al, they represented very abstract mathematical ideas from varying branches of (pure) mathematics. There is very little that would interest an ordinary biologist about set theory. However, through fractal geometry, many of these seemingly abstract ideas (from mathematicians who are relatively unknown outside of their own spheres of research) develop applications that other scientists and even nonscientists can appreciate. Thus, the work that eventually led to fractals and their applications are an excellent counterexample to the arguments of anyone who would dare to denigrate the study of pure mathematics.
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WHERE DOES MATH COME FROM?
 The Brain or the Universe: Where does math come from?Four scientists debate ideas on whether math is an inherent part of our reality, or merely something our brains use to cope with and explain our environment.
Online Journal Collections, Q&A Sites, & Brain Pop
Links to Mathematics Publishers and Aggregator sites.

 BrainPop
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History of Mathematics Websites
History of Mathematics Websites
These are websites that relate specifically to the historical development of mathematics. Some may not look so pretty but they are populated with important and relevant information.

MacTutor History of Mathematics ArchiveCollection of information on mathematics history.

Mathematics History Topics IndexNot sure which topic to choose? This is a great website to explore the various possibilities.

Chronological List of MathematiciansList of mathematicians, organized by date.

Extensive listings of various mathematics and history websites.

Mathematics Geneology ProjectHierarchy connecting and listing all individuals who have received a doctorate in mathematics.

Women in MathematicsAn extensive collection of resources about women in mathematics.

Mathematical Words: Origins and SourcesHistory of mathematical words and symbols.
Electric Sheep
 Electric SheepElectric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver.
 Electric Sheep
Library of Congress Call Numbers  Location of books in Founders Library
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CALL NUMBERS  SUBJECT GUIDE 
QA 8QA 9  Mathematical Logic and Foundations 
QA 13QA 29  History of Mathematics 
QA 76.76  Computer Science 
QA 184QA 188  Linear and Multilinear Algebras and Matrix Theory 
QA 241QA 246  Number Theory 
QA 269QA 272  Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behavioral Sciences 
QA 273QA 274  Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 
QA 276  Statistics Computing and Software 
QA 299QA 320  Real Functions Analysis 
QA 371QA 377  Partial Differential Equations 
QA 402.5  Optimization 
QA 611  Topology 
QA 641QA 649  Differential Geometry 
Circles
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