Robert P. Munafo, 2012 Apr 21.
The term "nucleus" has an official definition and a colloquial definition specific to Mu-ency.
Nucleus of a Mu-Atom
If you set the polynomial formula for a lemniscate ZN equal to zero and solve for C (to get the roots of the polynomial), the roots are the nuclei of the mu-atoms of period N, plus any mu-atoms of periods that divide evenly into N. This procedure has been used numerically by Jay Hill to find all mu-atoms for periods up to about 16.
The R2 System suffix .n designates the nucleus of a given mu-atom.
Nucleus of a Paramecium
revisions: 20030922 oldest on record; 20120316 describe R2 suffix .n; 20120421 add headings
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2018. Mu-ency index
This page was written in the "embarrassingly readable" markup language RHTF, and was last updated on 2018 Feb 04. s.11