Robert P. Munafo, 2023 Mar 20.
Definition : math. The distance from the origin of a point a + bi, given by the formula sqrt( a2 + b2 ).
Computing the magnitude is important for the escape radius test during iteration; but a optimization to avoid the square root is to compare to the square of the escape radius rather than taking a square root and comparing to the escape radius itself.
revisions: 19981207 oldest on record; 20120424 synonym "magnitude"; 20230320 escape radius optimization
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2023.
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