Number Theory


The Reflection of Light Rays in a Cup of Coffee

Authors: Simon Plouffe

Analysis is made of the reflection of sunlight in a cup of coffee and how to obtain the same with congruences and prime numbers. Congruences, light rays, primitive roots, trigonometric sums, hypocycloids, epicycloids, binary expansion, nary expansion of 1/p.

Comments: 12 Pages. based of works done in 1974-1979 by Simon Plouffe

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