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Geometry and billiards

Author: Serge Tabachnikov
Publisher: Providence, RI American Mathematical Soc. 2009
Series: Student mathematical library., American Mathematical Society ;, 30
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. reprintView all editions and formats
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Describes billiards and their relation with differential geometry, classical mechanics, and geometrical optics. This book covers such topics as variational principles of billiard motion, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Tabachnikov
ISBN: 0821839195 9780821839195
OCLC Number: 934820789
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 167 - 173
Description: XI, 176 Seiten Diagramme
Contents: Motivation: Mechanics and optics Billiard in the circle and the square Billiard ball map and integral geometry Billiards inside conics and quadrics Existence and non-existence of caustics Periodic trajectories Billiards in polygons Chaotic billiards Dual billiards Bibliography Index.
Series Title: Student mathematical library., American Mathematical Society ;, 30
Responsibility: Serge Tabachnikov

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