**Contemporary Mathematics** 2006; 206 pp; softcover Volume: 396 ISBN-10: 0-8218-3625-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-3625-5 List Price: US$65 Member Price: US$52 Order Code: CONM/396
| Chaotic behavior of (even the simplest) iterations of polynomial maps of the complex plane was known for almost one hundred years due to the pioneering work of Fatou, Julia, and their contemporaries. However, it was only twenty-five years ago that the first computer generated images illustrating properties of iterations of quadratic maps appeared. These images of the so-called Mandelbrot and Julia sets immediately resulted in a strong resurgence of interest in complex dynamics. The present volume, based on the talks at the conference commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the appearance of Mandelbrot sets, provides a panorama of current research in this truly fascinating area of mathematics. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in complex analysis and dynamical systems. |