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Tangent Planes, from The Math Forum

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About the above image:

Illustrations from "Tangent Planes," an experiment in using the World Wide Web to illustrate the intuitive notion of the tangent plane to a graph of a function of two variables, by E. Klotz and E. Magness. One of a series of Web Units hosted by The Math Forum at:

About the Julia set image below:

"If you consider complex numbers rather than real numbers, it is the complex plane that is partitioned into two sets, and the resulting picture can be quite striking. For instance, here is a Julia set for the function f(z) = z2 - 0.75." David E. Joyce, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clark University.

April 1999

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DOI: 10.1045/april99-featured.collection