# Day 175: All the Julia Sets!

*AP Physics C:* A student used pygame, a python-based programming language, to make this animated gif of a series Julia Sets. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Here’s the how the *c* values progress to make the sets:

*c* = (-1-i); *c* = (-1-0.9i); *c* = (-1-0.8i); … *c* = (-1+i)

*c* = (-0.9-i); *c* = (-0.9-0.9i); … *c* = (-0.9+i)

*c* = (-0.8-i); *c *= (-0.8-0.9i); … *c* = (-0.8+i)

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*c* = (1-i); *c* = (1-0.9i); … *c* = (1+i)

He posted his project on GitHub: https://github.com/jazztext/physics-final

# Day 156: Fractals and the Mandelbrot Set

*AP Physics C:* We watched the NOVA special *Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension*. There were a lot a parallels between what the mathematicians where saying and the themes in *Arcadia*. Mandelbrot is a main focus of the special, along with applications of fractals — from CGI special effects to antennas to fashion. Minds were blown.

As a bonus, we looked at select scenes from Stoppard’s *Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead*. Again, Stoppard shows a knack for mixing science and humor:

*College-Prep Physics*: Students began work on WebAssign problems about waves.

*Conceptual Physics:* Students wrapped-up work on the bike light presentations.