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10 What is the Mandelbrot set?




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This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.

10 What is the Mandelbrot set?

The Mandelbrot set is the set of all complex "c" such that
iterating "z" -> "z^2" + "c" does not go to infinity (starting with "z"
= 0).

Other images and resources are:

Frank Rousell's hyperindex of clickable/retrievable Mandelbrot images
http://www.cnam.fr/fractals/mandel.html

Neal Kettler's Interactive Mandelbrot
http://www.vis.colostate.edu/~user1209/fractals/explorer/

Panagiotis J. Christias' Mandelbrot Explorer
http://www.softlab.ntua.gr/mandel/mandel.html

2D & 3D Mandelbrot fractal explorer (set up by Robert Keller)
http://reality.sgi.com/employees/rck/hydra/

Mandelbrot viewer written in Java (by Simon Arthur)
http://www.mindspring.com/~chroma/mandelbrot.html

Mandelbrot Questions & Answers (without any scary details) by Paul
Derbyshire
http://chat.carleton.ca/~pderbysh/mandlfaq.html

Quick Guide to the Mandelbrot Set (includes a tourist map) by Paul
Derbyshire
http://chat.carleton.ca/~pderbysh/manguide.html

The Mandelbrot Set by Eric Carr
http://www.cs.odu.edu/~carr/fractals/mandelbr.html

Java program to view the Mandelbrot Set by Ken Shirriff
http://www.sunlabs.com/~shirriff/java/

Mu-Ency The Encyclopedia of the Mandelbrot Set by Robert Munafo
http://home.earthlink.net/~mrob/muency.html

 

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