A classification of classical billiard trajectories

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Bagchi, Bijan
Sinha, Atreyee
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We examine the possible trajectories of a classical particle, trapped in a two-dimensional infinite rectangular well, using the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. We observe that three types of trajectories are possible: periodic orbits, open orbits and some special trajectories when the particle gets pocketed.
Comment: 12 pages, 4 figures
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Physics - Classical Physics
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