Re: About those Fractal Zooms . . .
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ben Gilberti" <b7gilberti@...> wrote:
>This will clear up EVERYTHING.
> About those Best Fractal Zooms
> <http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D3041B51C52D9B5C> They
> involve trillions of iterations of an extremely simple formula ----
> z=z^2+c ---- in the complex number plane. The complex number plane
> boggles the mind, because the x-coordinate are real numbers, and the
> y-coordinate are "imaginary numbers," or numbers based on the square
> root of minus one, and there is no such thing as the square root of
> minus one which is why they are called "imaginary numbers."
> No point in trying to imagine that because it's inherently unimaginable.
> That's right, "imaginary numbers" are unimaginable! But there before
> our eyes are those fractal zooms in all their amazingly limitless
> complexity, detail and strange beauty, thumbing their noses at our
> inability to comprehend.