Zero Point : Volume II - The Structure of Infinity

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About the Zero Point : Volume II - The Structure of Infinity documentary

Presenter arthur c clarke Category MysteryScience Year 2012 Watch time 01:34:02

A documentary presented by Arthur C Clarke with the help from professor ian Stuart, mathematics institute university of Warwick and Dr Michael barnsley, pro mathematics Georgia institute of tech who explore the structure of infinitybased on evidence that we see in nature.

It is almost certain that the universe is built on the principal of fractal geometry, which in itself is an extremely simple, factual mathematics problem which is either bound or infinite depending on its starting point. The problem is not really anything complex, it just simple iteration through a function that says add one to me each time for example. Its only since the invention of powerful computers have we been able to run the function 1000’s if not millions of times which is where we see the weird and wonderful shapes that are often produced and displayed in graphic form by zooming through A Mandelbrot set. 

Koch snowflake:

Koch snowflake gif

Mandelbrot set:

Mandelbrot set gif

When Mandelbrot first plotted out the full spectrum of fractal geometry it was so inline with nature it was coined “the fingerprint of god”; utterly simple yet captures infinite possibilities from within a finite beginning.



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