Mandelbrot set with z->z^n where n is fractional


Here is a view of the Mandelbrot set that I have not seen before. The typical Mandelbrot set iterates with z->z^2. I have experimented with mapping z->z^n where n is a fractional number. For example, the following image is a screen-shot of the Mandelbrot set where z->z^2.05.

The basic images for the Mandelbrot sets were created with a C++ program. The C++ program creates the PNG images by using the library PNGWriter.
Source code
Tar file source.tar



Movies: Animated GIF images


Here is a link to an animated gif which demonstrates the different sets created for z->z^n where 0.1<=n<=9.0:
Range: 0.1<=n<=9.0
Size: 1.5MB
Animation: Mandelbrot 0.1-9.0
Individual frames: Individual frames


Here is probably my favorite part of the series. This is a link to an animated gif which demonstrates the different sets created for z->z^n where 1.50<=n<=2.10. This animation works from 1.50..2.10 and then 2.10..1.50 before it loops.
Range: 1.50<=n<=2.10
Size: 700KB
Animation: Mandelbrot 1.50-2.10
Individual frames: Individual frames


Here is a link to an animated gif which demonstrates the different sets created for z->z^n where 1.00<=n<=8.00:
Range: 1.00<=n<=8.00
Size: 3.8MB
Animation: Mandelbrot 1.00-8.00
Individual frames: Individual frames
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