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Robert P. Munafo, 2008 Feb 1.

R2.2/5a is the R2-name for the largest period-5 mu-atom, and R2.2/5 is its mu-unit.

The "northwest radical" is sometimes used to refer to R2.2/5 (or "northwest bulb" for R2.2/5a), however the northwest external angle goes to a completely different mu-unit, R2.1/2.1/3.

Here is a picture of R2.2/5 and the attached filaments R2F(2/5B) :

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R2.2/5a and R2F(2/5B*)

Three of the filaments have been labeled, they are R2F(2/5Bn) for n={1,2,3}. Each of these filaments has a pretty-good sized island mu-molecule located near its midpoint, and the three islands are all about the same size, which makes this view particularly attractive (see also R2.1/2F(1/3B1)S).

R2F(2/5B1)S, R2F(2/5B2)S, and R2F(2/5B3)S are the 12th, 10th and 13th-largest (respectively) islands in the whole Mandelbrot Set, and R2F(2/5(1/2B1)B1)S is the 20th largest. Here they are, all shown at exactly 32 times the scale of the above picture:

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R2F(2/5B1)S (the 12th largest island)
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R2F(2/5B2)S (the 10th largest island)
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R2F(2/5B3)S (the 13th largest island)
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R2.2/5F(1/2B1)S (the 20th largest island)

The Island Clusters Search

The islands in R2F(2/5(*B)) have a special property: they form a "cluster" of similarly-sized islands.

To search for other places in the Mandelbrot set that have this property, one can examine all secondary continental mu-units, searching in order of the denominator of their internal angle.

For each one, examine the surrounding area to find all attached island mu-molecules, and mesure their areas. I compare the area of the largest such island to the total area of the others.

In such a search, R2F(2/5(*B)) sets a record; the record is set again by R2F(2/7(*B)), then by R2F(5/12(*B)), R2F(3/19(*B)), R2F(3/22(*B)), R2F(3/25(*B)), R2F(3/28(*B)), and R2F(3/31(*B)), the last five being of the form R2F(3/3N+1(*B)).

The first two are of the form R2F(2/2N+1(*B)); other promising patterns include R2F(5/5N+3(*B)), R2F(7/7N+2(*B)), R2F(12/12N+5(*B)), R2F(12/12N+7(*B)) and R2F(3N+1/6N+5(*B)).

Other record-setters that don't fit one of those patterns include R2F(7/33(*B)), R2F(19/45(*B)), R2F(17/46(*B)), R2F(19/50(*B)), R2F(8/51(*B)), R2F(23/51(*B)), R2F(19/60(*B)), R2F(17/63(*B)), R2F(19/64(*B)), and R2F(23/64(*B)) .

revisions: 20080201 oldest on record; 20100918 improve image and formatting; 20100921 add colloquial names; 20101021 add ranks of 4 largest islands

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2024.

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