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Fractal Analysis

Applications in Health Sciences and Social Sciences

Edited by Fernando Brambila

Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Mexico

Fractal analysis has entered a new era. The applications to different areas of knowledge have been surprising. Benoit Mandelbrot, creator of fractal geometry, would have been surprised by the use of fractal analysis presented in this book. Here we present the use of fractal geometry, in particular, fractal analysis in two sciences: health sciences and social sciences and humanities. Part 1 is Health Science. In it, we present the latest advances in cardiovascular signs, kidney images to determine cancer growth, EEG signals, magnetoencephalography signals, and photosensitive epilepsy. We show how it is possible to produce ultrasonic lenses or even sound focusing. In Part 2, we present the use of fractal analysis in social sciences and humanities. It includes anthropology, hierarchical scaling, human settlements, language, fractal dimension of different cultures, cultural traits, and Mesoamerican complexity. And in Part 3, we present a few useful tools for fractal analysis, such as graphs and correlation, self-affine and self-similar graphs, and correlation function. It is impossible to picture today's research without fractal geometry.

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Fractal AnalysisApplications in Health Sciences and Social SciencesEdited by Fernando Brambila

Published: July 26th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68898

ISBN: 978-953-51-3214-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3213-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4721-3

Copyright year: 2017

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9730 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Fractal Analysis of Cardiovascular Signals Empowering the Bioengineering Knowledge

By Ricardo L. Armentano, Walter Legnani and Leandro J. Cymberknop


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2. Complex Systems with Self‐Elimination of Dissipation with Implication in Bio‐Structural Behavior Via Nondifferentiability

By Maricel Agop, Decebal Vasincu, Daniel Timofte, Elena Simona Bacaita, Andrei Agop and Stefan Andrei Irimiciuc


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3. The Fractal Analysis of the Images and Signals in Medical Diagnostics

By Tayurskii Dmitrii Albertovich and Rusanova Inna Aleksandrovna


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4. Polyadic Cantor Fractals: Characterization, Generation, and Application as Ultrasonic Lenses

By Sergio Castiñeira-Ibañez, Daniel Tarrazó-Serrano, José Miguel Fuster, Pilar Candelas and Constanza Rubio


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5. Fractal to Non-Fractal Morphological Transitions in Stochastic Growth Processes

By José Roberto Nicolás-Carlock, Víctor Dossetti and José Luis Carrillo- Estrada


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6. The Altepetl: Fractal Modeling of a Pre-Hispanic Human Agency

By Fernando López Aguilar


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7. Fractal Analysis Based on Hierarchical Scaling in Complex Systems

By Yanguang Chen


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8. Characterization of Cultural Traits by Means of Fractal Analysis

By Sabrina Farías-Pelayo


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9. On Self‐Affine and Self‐Similar Graphs of Fractal Interpolation Functions Generated from Iterated Function Systems

By Sean Dillon and Vasileios Drakopoulos


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10. Pair-Pair Angular Correlation Function

By Filipe Leoncio Braga and Alexandre Barbosa de Souza


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