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Friday math movie: Mandelbox trip

By Murray Bourne, 24 Sep 2010

Fractals can produce fabulous art. Here's a 3-D world made from equations. And of course, fractals are used in this way to create many of the effects seen in science fiction movies.

There are several other fascinating related videos on YouTube, for example Fractal Zoom Mandelbrot Corner.

See how fractals arise from complex numbers.

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HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.


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