The Math Behind Burning Mirrors
by Christopher Jordan
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Published: 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