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Robinson, Steve. *AP Calculus: The "C" Topics*. Fullerton,
CA: Gainsway Press, 2001. (See the table
of contents.)

**Other Reading**

Crichton, Michael. *Jurassic Park*. New York: Ballantine
Books, 1990.

Oh, sure, the dinosaurs get all the
press, but Crichton's best seller also has a chaos theorist who correctly
predicts most of the havoc brought about by human hubris and rampaging
monsters. Instead of chapters, this book has "iterations", each of which
is represented by an increasingly complex stage of a fractal curve.

Ellert, Glen. *The
Chaos Hypertextbook*. http://www.hypertextbook.com/chaos/, 1999.

This is an online tutorial covering
most of the key topics of chaos theory. Included is an extensive index
of online resources dealing with chaos and fractals.

Gleick, James. *Chaos:Making a New
Science*. New York: Viking Penguin Inc.,1987.

For a fascinating history of the people
and events that shaped chaos theory and fractal geometry, it doesn't
get any better than this. Atop the *New York Times* bestseller
list for months when it first appeared in 1987, Gleick's book reads
more like a novel than an expository account.

Kellert, Stephen H. *In the Wake of Chaos*. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Do not go here unless you have a decidedly
philosophical turn of mind. Kellert is a philosopher of science who
painstakingly analyzes chaos theory in an effort to determine how it
arose, why there has been so much resistance to it among mainstream
mathematicians, how is it effecting modern science, what are its implications
for deterministic science and philosophy, and how, if at all, is the
uncertainty implied by chaos theory connected to the uncertainty implied
by quantum mechanics. You get the idea. This one does not read like
a novel.

Mandelbrot, Benoit. *The Fractal
Geometry of Nature*. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company,1983.

A twentieth century masterpiece, this
"essay", as Mandelbrot calls it, launched the discipline of fractal
geometry. Michael Barnsley has said, "Once you have studied fractal
geometry, you will never again look at the world in the same way." Mandelbrot's
book is the first person account of the world seen as no one else had
ever seen it. It is nothing less than a revolutionary work of science
and mathematics.

McGuire, Michael. *An Eye for Fractals: A Graphic and
Photographic Essay*. Redwood City, CA: Addison Wesley Publishing Company,
1991.

Beautiful photographs of nature are
interspersed with beautiful fractal graphics to visually illustrate
the fractal geometry of nature. Also included are discussions of self-similarity
and fractal dimension.

Stewart, Ian. *Does God Play Dice? The Mathematics of
Chaos*. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1989.

This book is the perfect follow-up to
Gleick's. (See above.) It covers roughly the same ground, but in a slightly
more mathematical and less personal way. This is to be expected since
Stewart is a mathematician, whereas Gleick is not. The prose is less
fluid than Gleick's, but the mathematical insights tend to be deeper.

Stoppard, Tom. *Arcadia*. London: Faber and Faber Limited,
1993.

Stoppard is at his brilliant best as
he unfolds the story of a young female mathematics prodigy who discovers
the ideas behind chaos theory and fractal geometry at the beginning
of the 19th century. Her work is discovered by a 20th century descendant
of her's who is also a mathematician. The playwright's usual cleverness
and wit are sufficient to make this play a delight to someone who knows
nothing about chaos or fractals. For someone who does, it is simply
amazing.