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

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25 Responses

  1. cody3580 says:

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

  2. Sevga Dagenty says:

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

  3. 2222badger2222 says:

    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

  4. michael cribb says:

    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'.

  5. cheesegrater46 says:

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

  6. xxxrrrxxxrrr says:

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

  7. madcaplaugh79 says:

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

  8. shanforce101 says:

    @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?

  9. NebetSeta says:

    Maaath! 🙁

    I was never good at math! D:

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

  10. phil says:

    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

  11. Imforthewhales says:

    @purpurpledog8 lol, gr8 comment!

  12. xxxrrrxxxrrr says:

    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.

  13. BenjaminMJ says:

    @purpurpledog8 the matrix

  14. Colbi says:

    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..

  15. Wizkid717007 says:

    6:45

  16. Wizkid717007 says:

    6:50

  17. Joe Brown says:

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

  18. rubbersole says:

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

    So….we've always been greedy whores.

  19. JackassBauer1 says:

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

  20. jokergd says:

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

  21. fredo gumbo says:

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

  22. mindprism says:

    @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

  23. mindprism says:

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

  24. losthor1zon says:

    @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.

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