Artifact Details

Title

Fractals: The Color of Infinity

Catalog Number

102639767

Type

Moving Image

Date

1997 ca.

Credits

Clark, Arthur C. (narrator)

Publisher

Newbridge Communications, Inc.

Duration

00:52:00

Format

VHS

Copyright Holder

Newbridge Communications, Inc.

Description

Label text: "The Mandelbrot set-someone has called it the thumbprint of God-is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics. With Arthur C. Clark as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians, including Benoit Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simle formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, what it means, its internal consistency, and the revolutions in thought resulting from its discovery. Asked if the real universe goes on forever, Stephen Hawking defines its limit limit of smallness; the Mandelbrot set, on the other hand, may go on forever."