So I've been focusing on this "normalized iteration count algorithm" and I've run into a small mental hurdle sorting out what needs to be calculated. Basically, I'm confused about the first equation that shows up in that second link. Assuming we have a complex number
Z which is the end result of
n iterations. I can't quite figure out what "Zx2" or "zy2" is and how how one might add them together or take the square root of their sum. Is that just shorthand for some basic complex operators, or is there something else going on? Basically, my problem is that I'm not particularly good at reading mathematical notation in this area.
Anyway...any directional guidance you can offer would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance!