The roots of the polynomials of degree 24 whose coefficients are all 1 or -\
1 (not 0).
Inspired by pictures of Christensen, Sam Derbyshire created this image.
He computed all the roots of all the monic polynomials of degree 24 whose
coefficents are 1 or -1, that's
and about 24 × 224 roots -
or about 400 million roots! It took Mathematica 4 days to generate the coordina\
tes of the roots, producing about 5 gigabytes of data. He then used some Java p\
rograms to create the image.
See: John Baez: The beauty o\
Claus Michael Ringel
Last modified: Sat Mar 10 21:28:32 CET 2012