Sums of Fractional Parts of Integer Multiples of an Irrational

@article{Brown1995SumsOF,
title={Sums of Fractional Parts of Integer Multiples of an Irrational},
author={Tom C. Brown and Peter J.-S. Shiue},
journal={Journal of Number Theory},
year={1995},
volume={50},
pages={181-192}
}
• Published 1 February 1995
• Mathematics
• Journal of Number Theory
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