# Exact Result for the Grazing Angle of Specular Reflection from a Sphere

@article{Miller1993ExactRF, title={Exact Result for the Grazing Angle of Specular Reflection from a Sphere}, author={Allen R. Miller and Emanuel Vegh}, journal={SIAM Rev.}, year={1993}, volume={35}, pages={472-480} }

An exact formula is given for the grazing angle of specular reflection from a sphere by displaying the zeros of a certain self-inversive quartic polynomial.

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