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Benoit Mandelbrot   Tags: algebra_2, history, mathematics  

Ms. Falcone and Ms. Griggs | Algebra II | Guide Created October 2012
Last Updated: Dec 2, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot
    Yale University profile page for Benoit B. Mandelbrot. Use the left hand navigation to find articles, books, interviews and images by and about Benoit B. Mandelbrot, including his full curriculum vitae.

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Web Resources

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  • Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is a good place to start for an overview of Mandelbrot (or almost any topic), but be sure to verify the information you find on Wikipedia with another source. Use the information you learn on Wikipedia to guide your search for further information.
  • includes articles from several encyclopedias about Benoit Mandelbrot. Look for the menu tabs across of the article.
  • IBM100: Fractal Geometry
    Part of IBM's 100 Icons of Progress project. This site includes and overview, practical applications, and quotes from Benoit Mandelbrot.
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
    "Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. Colleagues familiar with the subject's work write these memoirs and as such, the series provides a biographical history of science in America."

Print Resources

The following print resources are available in the Hamilton Township Public Library.  (Tip:  This list is in MLA format for your works cited page.)

Devaney, Robert L., Linda Keen, and Kathleen T. Alligood. Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics behind the Computer Graphics. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 1989. Print.

Henderson, Harry. Modern Mathematicians. New York: Facts on File, 1996. Print.

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Fun With Fractals

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