The Mandelbrot Set in Action

These movies are journeys into the Mandelbrot set, showing the self similarity characteristic of fractals. The colours are chosen to emphasise the structure rather than for artistic expression. Click on a thumbnail to view the movie which has this image as its first frame. These movies are between 200K and 700K animated gifs, but it's worth waiting for them to load, and I'm sure you need a coffee just now.

Zooming in on the real axis at the end of the first period doubling cascade. (296K)

A small copy of the M-set on a filament above the period three blob at the top of the set. (234K)

Close to the real axis, on the positive real side of the set. (656K)

On the real axis we find an interesting shape, which eventually contains a tiny M-set.(346K)

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