May. 7th, 2010

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Dear Livejournal,

Have I told you about hd-fractals.com yet? Because seriously, you should know about them. Below is a zooming in on the Mandelbrot set (which is just the equation z=z^2+C where z=x+i*y solved at every point in the real/imaginary plane. Blackness is when the equation goes to zero, color indicates how quickly that point is going towards infinity). If the starting image were the size of a proton and I zoomed into it until the proton appeared to be the size of the universe, that would be a magnification of ~e.42. This is the Mandelbrot set magnified to e.214.

I recommend hitting the mute button on the video and listening to your favorite classical music while diving into visual mathematics.

Enjoy.


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