/ (ˈmændəlˌbrɒt) /
maths a set of points in the complex plane that is self-replicating according to some predetermined rule such that the boundary of the set has fractal dimensions, used in the study of fractal geometry and in producing patterns in computer graphics
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Word Origin for Mandelbrot set
C20: after Benoît Mandelbrot (1924–2010), French mathematician, born in Poland
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Scientific definitions for mandelbrot set
[ män′dəl-brŏt′ ]
The set of complex numbers C for which the iteration zn+1 = zn2 + C produces finite zn for all n when started at z0 = 0. The boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a fractal.
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