# Overview of complex iteration

Having spent a bit of time studying real
iterative dynamics, let's turn to the study of complex iterative dynamics.
Note that the terms real and
complex refer to the number system we are working
in. Thus, we'll be moving from the real number system to the complex
number system where we include the imaginary unit \(i\) with the
property that \(i^2=-1\). To get a sense of some of the beautiful
mathematics that comes out of this, have look at a couple of our class
demos:

## Outline