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Supremum of all y-coordinates of the Mandelbrot set

Let $M\subset \mathbb R^2$ be the Mandelbrot set. What is $\sup\{ y : (x,y) \in M \}$? Is this known? To be more descriptive: What is the supremum of all y-coordinates of all black points in the ...
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Has this chaotic map been studied?

I have recently been playing around with the discrete map $$z_{n+1} = z_n - \frac{1}{z_n}$$ That is, repeatedly mapping each number to the difference between itself and its reciprocal. It shows some ...
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Integral over filled Julia sets

Defining the usual quadratic Julia set iteration $f_c(z)=z^2+c$ for complex $c$, and its $n$th iteration $f^n_c(z)=f_c(f_c(\cdots f_c(z)\cdots))$, you can define a function of 4 variables ...
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Is $\frac{1}{\exp(z)} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(z))} + \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(\exp(z)))} -\ldots$ entire?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Is the alternating infinite series $ f(z) = \frac{1}{\exp(z)} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(z))} + \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(\exp(z)))} -\ldots$ an entire function ? Does it even converge ...
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half iterate of $x^2+c$

I'm looking for literature on fractional iterates of $x^2+c$, where c>0. For c=0, generating the half iterate is trivial. $$h(h(x))=x^2$$ $$h(x)=x^{\sqrt{2}}$$ The question is, for $c>0,$ and ...
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Properties of the Mandelbrot set, accessible without knowledge of topology?

Are there any properties of the Mandelbrot set that can be analysed without a knowledge of complicated topology? Considering the fact that the set is based on a quadratic function, are there any ...
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Finding the all roots of a polynomial by using Newton-Raphson method.

Is there a general formulation for finding all roots of a polynomial, especially the complex ones, by using the Newton-Raphson Method?
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Quadratic Julia sets and periodic cycles

Consider the function $f_c(z) = z^2 + c$. Applying this function repeatedly, we get the familiar quadratic Julia sets that fractal enthusiasts burn compute cycles plotting. Infinity is always one ...
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Mandelbrot set of $c \cdot \cos(z)$

I'm given a task to write a program, that determines if a given point $c \in \mathbb{C}$ is in the Mandelbrot set of the function $$f_c(z) = c \cdot \cos (z)$$ That is if the set $\{z_n = f_c^n (0) : ...
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Roots of iterations of polynomials

Let $f \in \Bbb Q[X]$ a polynomial, and let denote by $f^n$ the composition $\underbrace{f \circ \cdots \circ f}_{n \text{ times }}$. Let $R(f^n) \subset \Bbb C$ the roots of $f^n$. I'm interested in ...
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Why computing Fatou coordinate is so hard?

I'm trying to make images of Fatou coordinate for some polynomial maps. If I'm not wrong there is no explicit general formula/method for computing Fatou coordinate near parabolic fixed point. Is ...
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Simplest way to determine if a number is a member of the Mandelbrot set?

I'm writing JavaScript code to plot the Mandelbrot set on an HTML5 Canvas element. (That's probably not relevant to the answer to this question). A core part of the problem is to write a simple ...
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Convex hull of the Mandelbrot set

What is the convex hull of the Mandelbrot set? I know that the leftmost point is $c=-2$ and I thought the extreme vertical points were $c=\pm i$. Sheldon's answers says they're not. I think that the ...
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is the Buddhabrot well-defined?

Define the Mandelbrot set $M = \{ c \in \mathbb{C} : P_c^n(0) \not\to \infty \text{ as } n \to \infty \}$ where $P_c(z) = z^2 + c$. Define the complement of the Mandelbrot set $\overline{M} = ...
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Are there mini-mandelbrots inside the julia set?

I've seen a julia set zoom but it is not nearly as interesting as a mandelbrot zoom. I also have not seen corresponding julia sets for zooms in the mandelbrot deeper than the original image. I'm ...
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Help locating mini mandelbrots

I would like to be able to list the coordinates of all the first level minibrots. Here is a picture of the mandelbrot set generated by fraqtive: zooming in to the circled area we see a slightly ...
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prove conjecture; the limit of iterating is $\sqrt{z^2 - 2}$

$$\lim_{n \to \infty} f_n(x)=x-\frac{1}{nx}\;\;\; g(x)=f_n^{on}(x)$$ The conjecture is for values of $|x|>\sqrt{2}$: $g(x) = \sqrt{z^2 - 2}$ This question comes from another matstack ...
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How to figure out the starting point for this Mandelbrot?

My answer for another math stackexchange question, asked by Gottfried, involved observing Mandelbrot bifurcation for the iterated function in question, $f(z)\mapsto z-\log_b(z)$. In particular, for ...
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Concrete example of an entire function wanted

Let $X$ be the space of entire functions on $\mathbb{C}$ endowed with the topology of uniform convergence on compact sets. Let $a$ be a nonzero complex number. Let $T: X\to X$ be defined by ...
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Dynamics of the repetitions of $f(z) = z^{2} +\frac{1}{4}$

This is probably a classic and most likely an easy question, but I was not able to find an answer. If we have the iteration $z_{n+1}=g(z_n)$, where $$g(z) = z + a z^{2},$$ with $a\ne 0$, then using a ...
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Finding the location of an image of the Mandelbrot set

I've got an image of a segment of the Mandelbrot set that I generated with an iPhone app a long time ago (I use it as my background image). I now have no idea where in the set the image came from. ...
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Computing a Julia set

In Ermentrout's book he computes the Julia set for $z \mapsto z^2 + c$ by starting with a point inside the unit circle and then randomly choosing iterates $z\mapsto \pm\sqrt{z-c}$. Since the Julia set ...
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radius of convergence of half iterate of sinh(z)?

The half iterate of sinh(z) has a formal power series, centered around z=0. Does the formal power series for the half iterate converge at the origin? This is equivalent to asking if the half iterate ...
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Every basin of attraction contains a critical point?

Years and years ago, back when I first became interested in fractals [but didn't know much about anything], I vaguely remember coming across an interesting theorem. The gist of it was that "every ...
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Are there an infinite number of minibrots on the real line?

This is at 25 zooms using Fractal Extreme. The red circle indicates that there are more minibrots inbetween the small one and the large one. The pattern of super big (bottom right), medium-sized ...
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two fixed points, same fractional iteration

Suppose a function f(z) has two fixed points, one repelling, and the other attracting. Call the repelling fixed point f(-1)=-1, and the attracting fixed point f(+1)=+1. I'm interested in functions ...
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Fixed Point of a complex dynamical spiral system

Last semester I finished my first class on complex variables and of course we had to show that $i^i$ was real. That got me wondering about quantities like $i^{i^i}$ and similar power towers. For my ...
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Where does the series of real Mandelbrot lobes end?

In the Mandelbrot Set, c=0 has a periodicity of 1 and is surrounded by a cartoid of non-periodic points that asymptotically approach periodicty 1. Extending left along the real axis are connected ...
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How to compute a negative “Multibrot” set?

The Mandelbrot set is defined as follows: given the function f(z, c) = z2 + c, a number z in the complex plane is in the Mandelbrot set if and only if the sequence ...
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What is the algorithm hiding beneath the complexity in this paper?

So, I am a computer scientist (at least, I'm working to become one..) and I asked a question on here concerning some mathematics behind the Mandelbrot set. A reply I recieved pointed me to this paper. ...
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Prove that the Mandelbrot Set Is A Closed Set

The Problem: Suppose we define the Mandelbrot Set as the following For $c \in \mathbb{C}$ , $\mathbb{M}$ = $({c:|c| \leq 2}) \cap ({c: |c^2 + c| \leq 2}) \cap ({c: |(c^2+c)^2 +2| \leq 2}) \cap ...
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Are mini-Mandelbrots known to be found in any fractals other than the Mandelbrot set itself?

This is a generalization of the question Are there mini-mandelbrots inside the julia set? @Hagen raises an issue I was afraid of, which is that even the mini-Mandelbrots in the Mandelbrot set are not ...
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Mandelbrot bulb's countable?

Are the Mandelbrot set's bulb's countably infinite? My daughter asked me this question, after I pointed out that some Julia sets are a Cantor dust. For a point not in the Mandelbrot set, the ...
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Mandelbrot and Julia Set

Consider a dynamical system $$z_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha+z_n}{1+z_{n-1}}$$ for $n=0,1,2,\dots$ In other words the system is $$z_{n+1}=f_{\alpha}(z_n,z_{n-1})$$ where $f_{\alpha}$ is defined from ...
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The density — or otherwise — of $\{\{2^N\,\alpha\}:N\in\mathbb{N}\}$ for ALL irrational $\alpha$.

Problem Is there an irrational $\alpha\in\mathbb{R}\backslash\mathbb{Q}$ such that the set $S= \{\,\{2^N\alpha\} :N\,\in\mathbb{N}\}$ is not dense in $[0,1]$. Here $\{x\}=x-\lfloor x\rfloor$ is the ...
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Is it possible to prove that some point belongs to Mandelbrot set? Is this an example of Gödel's theorem?

Everybody knows about Mandelbrot set drawing computer programs. Program takes some point, builds sequence from it, and if found that sequence goes out of circle with 2 radius, then knows that this ...
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About fractional iterations and improper integrals

Let $g(x,0) = x$ and $g(x,t+1) = g(x,t) - \dfrac{1}{g(x,t)}$ for every real $t$. From the fact \begin{align} ...
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Given $f(z)=z^2+c$. Prove that $|z|>|c|+1$ implies $|f(z)|>|z|$

Consider the quadratic function $f(z)=z^2+c$. If $|z|>|c|+1$, show that $|f(z)|>|z|$. Edit: This is not a homework problem. I found this in my textbook.
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Divisibility of an expression involving the Möbius function

Let $d$ and $n$ be integers, with $n\geq 2$, and define $$R(n,d) := \sum_{k\mid n} \mu( n/k)d^k,$$ where $\mu$ is the Möbius function. It can be shown (see below for an arithmetic proof) that $n\mid ...
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Julia sets of finite Blaschke products

Is there any book or paper where I can find a detailed discussion of the character of Julia set (Cantor set or the unit circle) depending on zeros and the constant unitary factor of a finite Blaschke ...
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Classification of points in the Mandelbrot set

I am trying to understand the classification of points in the Mandelbrot set. There are an infinite number of baby Mandelbrots, each associated with a defined set of landing rays. There are the pre ...
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What is the functional inverse (with respect to $h$ (!)) of $f^{\circ h}(x)={F(h) +x F(h-1) \over F(1+h) +x F(h) }$?

I've considered the fractional iteration of $f(x) = {1 \over 1+x} $ for which the general expression depending on the iteration-height parameter $h$ might be assumed by the formula $$ f^{\circ h}(x) ...
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What is the shape of parabolic critical orbit?

The parabolic critical orbits of discrete dynamical system form n-th arm stars : which shapes are conjugated with "regular" n-th arm stars Here are 2 images of parabolic critical orbits for 2 ...
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Show that the Julia set of a function is a Cantor set

I'm asked to show that the Julia set of the function $f(z)=z^2-6$ is a Cantor set contained in $[-3,-\sqrt{3}]\cup [\sqrt{3},3]$. I have identified $3$ as a fixed point of $f$, and found that ...
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Different Coloring of Julia Sets

I have known about Julia Sets for a while now, and today I had an idea about the coloring of Julia and Mandelbrot Sets. What if someone were to color them not only by how quickly z diverges, but also ...
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Question about Eremenko's paper on iteration of entire functions

I have two questions about Eremenko's paper On the iteration of entire functions On the second page, it says "The family $\{f^n\}=\{\underbrace{f\circ f\circ\ldots\circ f}_{n}:n\in \mathbb{N}\}$ is ...
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Finding external angles for Misiurewicz points in the Mandelbrot set

In the Mandelbrot set for the quadratic polynomial $z \to z^2 + c$, rational external angles with even denominator are pre-periodic and have corresponding external rays which land at Misiurewicz ...
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How to prove that $F(x) = \lim_{n \to \infty} F^{n}( f ' (0) \cdot F^{-n}(x)) $?

Let $F(x)$ be a real-analytic function near $0$ ,with $0$ as one of its fixpoints and $f ' (0) > 1$. $$F(x) = F \circ F \circ F^{-1} = \lim_{n \to \infty} F^{n} \circ F \circ F^{-n} = \lim_{n \to ...
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Is it known whether the boundary of the Mandelbrot set is not continuous?

I might be missing something obvious here, but my understanding is that nobody currently knows whether the boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a Jordan curve because otherwise we would know that the ...
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An interesting way to visualize the Mandelbrot Set. Proofs? Simplifications? Extensions?

This is a multi-part Question. Please chime in with any interesting insights in addition to Answers. I have noticed some interesting properties of Mandelbrot series that lead to a different way to ...