1st Edition

Fractal Patterns in Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications

    206 Pages 16 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 16 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 16 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Most books on fractals focus on deterministic fractals as the impact of incorporating randomness and time is almost absent. Further, most review fractals without explaining what scaling and self-similarity means. This book introduces the idea of scaling, self-similarity, scale-invariance and their role in the dimensional analysis. For the first time, fractals emphasizing mostly on stochastic fractal, and multifractals which evolves with time instead of scale-free self-similarity, are discussed. Moreover, it looks at power laws and dynamic scaling laws in some detail and provides an overview of modern statistical tools for calculating fractal dimension and multifractal spectrum.


    Scaling, Scale-invariance and Self-similarity
    Dimensions of physical quantity
    Buckingham Pi-theorem
    Examples to illustrate significance of P-theorem
    Dynamic scaling
    Scale-invariance: Homogeneous function
    Power-law distribution

    Euclidean geometry
    Space of Fractal
    Construction of deterministic fractals

    Stochastic Fractal
    A brief description of stochastic process
    Dyadic Cantor set (DCS): Random fractal
    Kinetic Dyadic Cantor set
    Stochastic dyadic Cantor set
    Numerical Simulation
    Stochastic fractal in aggregation with stochastic self-replication
    Discussion and summary

    The Legendre transformation
    Theory of multifractality
    Multifractal formalism in fractal
    Cut and paste model on Sierpinski carpet
    Stochastic multifractal
    Weighted planar stochastic lattice model
    Algorithm of the weighted planar stochastic lattice (WPSL)
    Geometric properties of WPSL
    Geometric properties of WPSL
    Multifractal formalism in kinetic square lattice

    Fractal and Multifractal in Stochastic Time Series
    Concept of scaling law, monofractal and multifractal time series
    Stationary and Non-stationary time series
    Fluctuation analysis on monofractal stationary and non-stationary time series
    Fluctuation analysis on stationary and non-stationary multifractal time series

    Application in Image Processing
    Generalized fractal dimensions
    Image thresholding
    Performance analysis
    Medical image processing
    Mid-sagittal plane detection



    Santo Banerjee was a senior research associate in the Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy from 2009-2011. He is now working in the Institute for Mathematical Research, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), and is also a founder member of the Malaysia-Italy Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Science, UPM, Malaysia. His research is mainly concerned with Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Complexity and Secure Communication. He is a Managing Editor of The European Physical Journal Plus.

    M K Hassan obtained a PhD from Brunel University, Uxbridge, London in 1997. He was a Humboldt research fellow from 2000-2001 and worked at Potsdam University, Germany. He is a senior professor in the Department of Physics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh currently. His primary research interests consist of problems which are far from equilibrium. In particular, he is involved in the study of a number of non-equilibrium phenomena, including theory of percolation under phase transition and critical phenomena, complex network theory, worked rigorously on stochastic fractals and multifractals, complex network theory, kinetics of aggregation and fragmentation, monolayer growth by deposition, nucleation and growth processes. The concept of symmetry, order, scaling, similarity and self-similarity, dynamic and finite-size scaling, fractal, multifractal, power-law, data-collapse, etc. have been the key tools of his research.

    Sayan Mukherjee is working as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Sivanath Shastri College, University of Calcutta, India. He has authored about 40 scientific papers in reputed journals and proceedings of the conferences and book chapters. His research interests include nonlinear time series analysis, biomedical and music signals, complexity analysis.

    A Gowrisankar received his PhD (2017) degrees in Mathematics from the Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University), Tamil Nadu, India. Further, he got institute postdoctoral fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. At present, he working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. His broad area of research includes fractal analysis, image processing and fractional calculus of fractal functions.