From primitive roots to Euclid’s orchard

Commenter Snowball pointed out the similarity between Euclid’s Orchard

…and this picture of primitive roots I made a year ago:

At first I didn’t see the connection, but Snowball was absolutely right. Once I understood it, I made this little animation to illustrate the connection more clearly:

(Some of the colors flicker a bit; I’m not sure why.)


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Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Hendrix College. Functional programmer, mathematician, teacher, pianist, follower of Jesus.
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