# Arthur Clarke – Fractals – The Colors Of Infinity 4 of 6

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Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics.

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Springer Science + Business Media, LLC

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/book/978-1-84996-485-2

http://www.arthurcclarke.com

"The strange flora and fauna of the Mandelbrot zoo."

little did they know that fractal geometry would be used for 3d video game graphics pramarily

you can feel A.C.C not really accepting S.Hawking's account that the plank length is the smallest . I tend to feel the same way

I'm no master of physics by a long shot but I'm pretty sure there is no limit to how small things can get in the universe. If keep halving a number , say '2' you would never ever reach '0'.

then what started that off, the rule is if it exists, it was started by somthing

I guess it wasn't supposed to be … logical.

Any Floyd fans? David Gilmour did the soundtrack for this!

@pjennings0001that sounds really interesting…. do u hav any more insight as to what it would be like to apply zoom on detail to time….???…i mean ..any interesting outcomes u would excpect?

Maaath! 🙁

I was never good at math! D:

Still, it's interesting how math can create such beautiful art work.

Hawking says there is a limit to scale within our universe but what if the "zoom" on detail within a fractal was applied to time rather than physical space

@purpurpledog8 lol, gr8 comment!

I had an immense trip on cannabis. It felt like lasting forever, only the knowing, that planck's length is the smallest length possible and it would end there, brought me back to reality.

@purpurpledog8 the matrix

So if fractals are infinite and we are reproduced through fractals, then theoretically if i zoomed in enough on an atom in my body i would eventually see myself looking through the microscope if i had the right co-ordinates. screw it… I'm gonna go get a mirror..

6:45

6:50

I'm beginning to think reality is all a big computer program and God is the one who hit "run"!

"…someday Prime Minister, you'll be able to tax it."

So….we've always been greedy whores.

i heard that is some kind of fractal equation that make the miniaturization of cell phone antenna…

@TheLovesoul1 you had me at "hawking is a moron"

@mindprism David Gilmour isn't a bad substitute, he did, afterall, write most of PF's music!

@harlosik13 {0.000…1% difference}

Math people like to argue that one over infinity IS zero. Thats what they are taught in college– ie, the thing 'right next to zero' is zero.

I call bullshit

I bet they couldn't afford the real Pink Floyd haha

@airmaxltd94 Yes, they add the colors in according to some rules, then change the colors that the computer uses for a given rule, so the colors keep changing while the set remains the same.