The Polynomial controls select which terms of the polynomial are used
in the fractal generator equation.
Term powers are from 1 through 10 and C (constant) as shown.
The value in the box to the left of each term is a multiplier and may be
from -999 to +999 inclusive. If the value in the box is 0 or the box is
blank the term is not used in the equation.
For example, in the default settings only power 2 term has a non-zero value
(1). So the polynomial is x2. A more complex example might be
Sample 3, Demon. There the power 5 term has
multiplier 5, power 4 has multipler -9, power 2 has multipler 4 and
C has multipler 1. So the polynomial is
5x5 -9x4 + 4x2 + 1.
Note that whether the polynomial is used at all in the fractal
generation depends on the pattern selected.
See Pattern for more details.
Here are a few simple variations on the default
settings with minor color and position changes: