Manfred Schroeder

Self-similarity is a fundamental idea that influences many of the natural laws and principles that underlie human understanding. It is a characteristic that has significant scientific implications and has been the focus of a lot of recent work in chaos, fractals, and other areas of active study and public interest. Self-similarity is a property of several physical laws, including those controlling Newton’s equations of motion, particle physics, and symmetry. The mathematical universe shares symmetry, which is a fundamental characteristic of the biological cosmos. The concepts of scaling, self-similarity, chaos, and fractals are examined in this book as they exist in both pure mathematics and practical mathematics. Schroeder can lead the reader on an intellectual journey through this huge forest of issues because of his impressive academic background, which ranges from the acoustical modeling of music halls to pure number theory.