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Mandelbrot Set and Applet

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Visit this site: http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/math/mandelbrot/mandelbrot.html

Author:Peter Alfeld, University of Utah
Description: The Mandelbrot set is the the set of all complex numbers z for which sequence defined by the iteration z(0) = z, z(n+1) = z(n)*z(n) + z, n=0,1,2, ... Its boundary exhibits complicated structure at all length scales from about 1 down to zero: it is a fractal. You can experiment with this set yourself using the applet (the implementation of a Java code on a web page) on this page. To do so you need to have a Java compatible browser such as a recent version of Netscape or Explorer.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Fractals

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