Introduction to papers on quadratic dynamics: a progression from seeing to discovering

  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot


THIS CHAPTER DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES under which I had the privilege of discovering in 1980 the set that is the main topic of this book. As will be meticulously documented in Chapters C12 and C14, I actually saw this set in 1979 but bumbled and fumbled for about a year.


Custom Equipment Offshore Island Small Atom Iteration Stage Early Picture 


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© Benoit B. Mandelbrot 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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