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And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
 
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
 
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
 
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Zs will always stay
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If the series of Zs should always stay
 
Close to Z and never trend away
 
Close to Z and never trend away
 
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
 
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
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He gave us order out of chaos, he gave us hope where there was none
 
He gave us order out of chaos, he gave us hope where there was none
 
His geometry succeeds where others fail
 
His geometry succeeds where others fail
If you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
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So if you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
 
From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home
 
From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home
  
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And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
 
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
 
If the series of Zs will always stay
 
If the series of Zs will always stay
Close to Z and never trend away
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Close to Z instead of trend away
 
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
 
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
  
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Sweeping all our fears away
 
Sweeping all our fears away
 
You can change the world in a tiny way
 
You can change the world in a tiny way
And you're just in time to save the day
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Cause you're just in time to save the day
 
Sweeping all our fears away
 
Sweeping all our fears away
 
You can change the world in a tiny way
 
You can change the world in a tiny way

Revision as of 15:34, 31 July 2009



Pathological monsters! cried the terrified mathematician
Every one of them a splinter in my eye
I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve
I fear the Cantor Ternary Set
The Sierpinski Gasket makes me wanna cry
And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings
On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born

His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights
Left him well equipped to face those demons down
He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules
Used his giant brain and he turned the game around
And he looked below the storm saw a vision in his head
A bulbous pointy form
Picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Zs should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way

Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead
Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale
He gave us order out of chaos, he gave us hope where there was none
His geometry succeeds where others fail
So if you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Zs will always stay
Close to Z instead of trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
Cause you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
Go on change the world in a tiny way
Come on change the world in a tiny way