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Fourier Analysis

 
by T. W. K?¶rner
(Cambrdge University Press, 1988)

In the index we find the entry:
fractals: not mentioned, 112
Sure enough, there is no mention of fractals on page 112 (or elsewhere in the book). However, what we do find on page 112 is a brief mention of catastrophe theory, or rather the “popular stir” it caused. The parallels with the hype surrounding fractals (and chaos) are manifest. There are many hints of the occurence of fractals in the book, but they are never called such.

Thanks to Dr. Andy H. Osbaldestin (Loughborough University, England) for contributing this entry.
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D.L. writes:
Yet another easter egg in Korners book
The index also contains the entry: ''Vladivostok telephone directory'', pointing to the index - a hat tip to Lehrers ''Lobachevsky''.
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