Exponential sums, geometry and diffraction of light

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Abstract. We shall discuss exponential sums Sumn exp(2iπtn). In particular, those. In particular, those with tn = an2 where a is a real irrational coefficient. A visual analysis of these sums reveals the arithmetical properties of the constant a. If time permits we show M. Berry’s application to diffraction.

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