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# Generalisation of the Mandelbrot set to integral functions of quaternions

• The rich diversity of patterns and concepts intrinsic to the Julia and the Mandelbrot sets of the quadratic map in the complex plane invite a search for higher dimensional generalisations. Quaternions provide a natural framework for such an endeavour. The objective of this investigation is to provide explicit formulae for the domain of stability of multiple cycles of classes of quaternionic maps $F(Q)+C$ or $CF(Q)$ where $C$ is a quaternion and $F(Q)$ is an integral function of $Q$. We introduce the concept of quaternionic differentials and employ this in the linear stability analysis of multiple cycles.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 15A33, 39A10, 39A11.

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