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The Mandelbrot Set

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This presentation explores the Mandelbrot Set, a topic from Chaos Theory, which involves complex numbers and the Argand diagram. Following a set of rules, students use a spreadsheet to establish if complex numbers, on the Argand diagram, are within the Mandelbrot Set before drawing a rough sketch of the results.

The activity is designed to explore aspects of the subject which may not normally be encountered, to encourage new ways to approach a problem mathematically and to broaden the range of tools that an A Level mathematician can call upon if necessary.

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