Jay Kappraff1* and Gary W. Adamson2
1New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, U.S.A.
2P.O. Box 124571, San Diego, CA 92112-4571, U.S.A.
*E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Received October 14, 2003; Accepted November 28, 2003)
Keywords: Cotangent, Relativity, Silver Means, Periodic Trajectories, Chaos Theory
Abstract. The cotangent function is shown to play a key role in special relativity theory, silver mean constants, p-cycles for all positive integer values of p, and period doubling bifurcations from chaos theory. Geometry and properties of number play important roles in the analysis. A new theorem pertaining to periodic continued fractions is introduced.