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The Math Behind Burning Mirrors
You set the price! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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