# 1: I want to learn about fractals. What should I read/view first?

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This article is from the Fractal FAQ, by Ermel Stepp stepp@muvms6.mu.wvnet.edu with numerous contributions by
others.

# 1: I want to learn about fractals. What should I read/view first?

_Chaos_ is a good book to get a general overview and history. _Fractals

Everywhere_ is a textbook on fractals that describes what fractals are and

how to generate them, but it requires knowing intermediate analysis.

_Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics_ is also a good start. There is a longer

book list at the end of this file (see "What are some general references?").

Also, use networked resources such as:

http://millbrook.lib.rmit.edu.au/exploring.html Exploring Chaos and Fractals

http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/Fractal/Fractal_Home.html Fractal Microscope

http://is.dal.ca:3400/~adiggins/fractal/ Dalhousie University Fractal Gallery

http://acat.anu.edu.au/contours.html "Contours of the Mind"

http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/images/images.html Computer Graphics Gallery

http://wwfs.aist-na.ac.jp/shika/library/fractal/ SHiKA Fractal Image

Library

http://www.awa.com/sfff/sfff.html The San Francisco Fractal Factory.

http://spanky.triumf.ca/www/spanky.html Spanky (Noel Giffin)

http://www.cnam.fr/fractals.html Fractal Gallery (Frank Rousell)

http://www.cnam.fr/fractals/anim.html Fractal Animations Gallery

(Frank Rousell)

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