The Math Behind Burning Mirrors by Christopher Jordan
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Published on November 22, 2010.
This paper explains the math that enabled Archimedes amongst others to build powerful Burning Mirrors. It shows that the ancients could produce beam intensities up to 100s of MW/sqm. This is sufficient to deliver the parabolic mirror techniques outlined in The Sun Devices. It is aimed at researchers who could utilize the devices. Use PDF/RTF/Formats