Complex dynamics

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Complex dynamics is the study of dynamical systems defined by iteration of functions on complex number spaces. Complex analytic dynamics is the study of the dynamics of specifically analytic functions.

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  1. The Mandelbrot Set, Theme and Variations (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series) (No 274) by Tan Lei (Editor), Cambridge University Press, 2000
  2. Flek, R; Keen, L (July 13, 2009), "Boundaries of bounded Fatou components of quadratic maps" (PDF), Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, retrieved 2014-12-12
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  4. Surveys in Dynamical systems available on-line at Dynamical Systems Homepage of Institute for Mathematical Sciences SUNY at Stony Brook

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