Interesting Esoterica

Light reflecting off Christmas-tree balls

Web page by Joseph O'Rourke
  • Published in 2010
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'Twas the night before Christmas and under the tree Was a heap of new balls, stacked tight as can be. The balls so gleaming, they reflect all light rays, Which bounce in the stack every which way. When, what to my wondering mind does occur: A question of interest; I hope you concur! From each point outside, I wondered if light Could reach deep inside through gaps so tight?

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@online{item17,
	title = {Light reflecting off Christmas-tree balls},
	author = {Joseph O'Rourke},
	url = {http://mathoverflow.net/questions/50150/light-reflecting-off-christmas-tree-balls},
	urldate = {2012-04-08},
	abstract = {'Twas the night before Christmas and under the tree Was a heap of new balls, stacked tight as can be. The balls so gleaming, they reflect all light rays, Which bounce in the stack every which way. When, what to my wondering mind does occur: A question of interest; I hope you concur! From each point outside, I wondered if light Could reach deep inside through gaps so tight?},
	comment = {},
	collections = {Easily explained},
	year = 2010
}