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Does anyone in the community know example worksheets that analyze "billiards", viz. trajectory sets of free, specularly reflected particles constrained to bounce around in a particular 2d domain?

Are there any examples using the Bunimovich Stadium Billiard?

Thanks,

Bob Terry

Is it possible to describe billiards in the unit square (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamical_billiards for info) in terms of events and if? For example, let the dynamical system
{x''(t)=0,y''(t)=0, x(0)=0.5, x'(0)=0.2, y(0)=0.5, y'(0)= sqrt(3)/5}
be given, where the trajectory [x(t), y(t)] satisfies the usual laws of reflection http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_%28physics%29 when reaching the boundary {x=0}, {x=1}, {y=0}, {y=1}. The same question about billiards in the unit disk.

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