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cos(2pi/257) la Gauss

Michael Trott
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Scientific Information Group
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Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 1995
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page range: 31-36

Gauss's method for expressing cos(2pi/17) in nested square roots is implemented. The program can generate all cos(2pi/p) when p is a Fermat prime.

*Mathematics > Number Theory
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