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Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013:

From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics.

Source: juanjgon on Vimeo

Animated Mandelbulb from juanjgon on Vimeo.

In the world of fractals, the Mandelbrot Set is a stunning geometrical shape that results when you take a particular equation and apply it to a number, and then to the result, and then to each subsequent result after, ad infinitum. But what happens when you go from two dimensions to three? You get a “Mandelbulb.” And if you want to see how such a shape evolves over time, check out this stunning computer animation of a Mandelbulb modeling the movement of 250,000,000 particles.

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  1. 1. dweomer 8:16 pm 04/11/2013

    I think this site may be the primary source for this fractal, at least he writes about it like nobody’s made it before, back in 2008.

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  2. 2. Charles Hollahan 7:43 pm 04/12/2013

    The structure reminds me of rotifers. Very nice.

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