Current Location:
Building A (MAK) -> 2nd Floor - Building A (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 2nd Floor; Rm. A-2-178

Exploding Bubbles and Disks

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.727.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1992
Description:
Julia sets of the function (a)ros z. Black poster with 9 images (non-symmetrical), circular formations; orange, black, blue, white.
Historical Context:
The top three images are Julia sets* of the function a cos z. Notice the small replicas within the images of the larger shapes, a property of fractals called self-similarity. The other five pictures, showing an image sometimes called a Siegel disk, are Julia sets of the function (a + bi) sin z. The complex numbers whose orbits do not tend to infinity compose the filled Julia set, named for the French mathematician Gaston Julia who studied these sets in the 1920's.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters
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