John Ewing

1791 - 1802

A Quote by John Ewing on observation

If the entire Mandelbrot set were placed on an ordinary sheet of paper, the tiny sections of boundary we examine would not fill the width of a hydrogen atom. Physicists think about such tiny objects; only mathematicians have microscopes fine enough to actually observe them.

John Ewing (1791 - 1802)

Source: "Can We See the Mandelbrot Set?", The College Mathematics Journal, March 1995.

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