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



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


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Mathematical subjects

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

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Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
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