Newton's Fractal (which Newton knew nothing about)

3Blue1Brown
Published at : 13 Oct 2021
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Who knew root-finding could be so complicated?
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Interactive for this video:
https://www.3blue1brown.com/lessons/newtons-fractal

On fractal dimension:
https://youtu.be/gB9n2gHsHN4

Mathologer on the cubic formula:
https://youtu.be/N-KXStupwsc

Some of the videos from this year’s Summer of Math Exposition are fairly relevant to the topics covered here. Take a look at these ones,

The Beauty of Bézier Curves
https://youtu.be/aVwxzDHniEw

The insolubility of the quintic:
https://youtu.be/BSHv9Elk1MU

The math behind rasterizing fonts:
https://youtu.be/LaYPoMPRSlk

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Timestamps:
0:00 - Intro
0:48 - Roots of polynomials
5:55 - Newton’s method
11:16 - The fractal
17:56 - The boundary property
23:13 - Closing thoughts
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