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Mandelbrot set definition
mathematics, graphics (After its discoverer,
Benoit Mandelbrot) The set of all
complex numbers c such that
| z[N] | for arbitrarily large values of N, where
z[0] = 0 z[n+1] = z[n]^2 + c
The Mandelbrot set is usually displayed as an
Argand diagram, giving each point a colour which depends on the largest N for which | z[N] | The Mandelbrot set is the best known example of a
fractal - it includes smaller versions of itself which can be explored to arbitrary levels of detail.
The Fractal Microscope (http://ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/Fractal/Fractal_Home.html/).
(1995-02-08)