The th Roots of Unity are Roots
of the Cyclotomic Equation

which are known as the de Moivre Numbers.

**References**

Courant, R. and Robbins, H. ``De Moivre's Formula and the Roots of Unity.'' §5.3 in
*What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed.*
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, pp. 98-100, 1996.

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