What kind of math course should I take if I want to learn about fractals?
I am not the kind of person that one might say has a head for numbers, but I have lately found fractals to be intensely fascinating after discovering their presence in the structure of a novel.
I’m a college student. Here are the options:
—Elementary Functions and Analytic Geometry
—Math and Calculus Applications for Life and Social Sciences [doubtful]
—Introduction to Linear Algebra
—Discrete Mathematics [doubtful, but seems interesting]
—Elementary/ Differential Equations
—Complex Analysis [this seems to be maybe the most relevant]
I’d be auditing the course because there’s no way in hell I’d manage an A in math, but I’m really interested in fractal geometry.
So, which of these should I pursue? Your help is appreciated.
Also, if you have any book recommendations regarding fractal geometry, especially if it’s related to Wacław Sierpiński and/ or infinite recursion, I’ll take that, too.
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