Billiards and flat surfaces

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Billiards and flat surfaces

Billiards, the study of a ball bouncing around on a table, is a rich area of current mathematical research. We discuss questions and results on billiards, and on the related topic of flat surfaces.

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Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology

Connections to other fields

Physics

Author(s)

Diana Davis
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Sophia Jahns

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2015-001-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

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