Dr Byron Jacobs is a visitor to the School, whose research area focuses on PDEs and image processing. He opens up about his academic career in South Africa, the work he is doing at UNSW, and what kindled his interest in mathematics.
An exponential sum is obtained by adding up certain types of complex numbers. Such sums are used in the solution of various problems in number theory. When the sums are plotted in the complex plane, the resulting plot can be very intricate and beautiful.
This article explores some features of exponential sums and their graphs... just for fun.Read the full article.