99-236 Nandor Simanyi
The Complete Hyperbolicity of Cylindric Billiards (70K, AMS TeX) Jun 18, 99
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Abstract. The connected configuration space of a so called cylindric billiard system is a flat torus minus finitely many spherical cylinders. The dynamical system describes the uniform motion of a point particle in this configuration space with specular reflections at the boundaries of the removed cylinders. It is proven here that under a certain geometric condition --- slightly stronger than the necessary condition presented in [S-Sz(1998)] --- a cylindric billiard flow is completely hyperbolic. As a consequence, every hard ball system is completely hyperbolic --- a result strengthening the theorem of [S-Sz(1999)].

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