Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-354) and index.
Pt. I. Overview. 1. Introduction: Fractals Really Are Everywhere -- Pt. II. Properties of Fractals and Chaos. 2. Properties of Fractal Phenomena in Space and Time. 3. The Fractal Dimension: Self-Similar and Self-Affine Scaling. 4. Fractal Measures of Heterogeneity and Correlation. 5. Generating Fractals. 6. Properties of Chaotic Phenomena. 7. From Time to Topology: Is a Process Driven by Chance or Necessity? -- Pt. III. Physiological Applications. 8. Ion Channel Kinetics: A Fractal Time Sequence of Conformational States. 9. Fractals in Nerve and Muscle. 10. Intraorgan Flow Heterogeneities. 11. Fractal Growth. 12. Mechanisms That Produce Fractals. 13. Chaos? in Physiological Systems.