Robert P. Munafo, 2012 Apr 16.
and all of those which are linked to it, either
directly or indirectly, through bonds
This term was introduced by Benoit Mandelbrot in his description of the
Mandelbrot set in The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
Mu-molecules are the "miniature Mandelbrot sets" that appear in the
filaments (see island mu-molecules). Each mu-molecule is a mu-unit
and is therefore a distorted copy of the entire Mandelbrot set.
Colloquial names for mu-molecules are island, Mandelbrotie, and
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R2, the entire Mandelbrot set
is the largest mu-moledule.
R2F(1/2B1)S, the largest island
is a mu-molecule of period 3.
R2F(1/3B1)S, the largest asymmetrical island
is a mu-molecule of period 4.
20030924 oldest on record;
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From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2013. Mu-ency index