Billiards in Regular Polygons

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Mathematical billiards consists of a ball bouncing with no friction against the sides of a plane or higher-dimensional object. In this Demonstration, the figure is a regular polygon. The trajectories show interesting behavior related to dynamical systems theory.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (February 2013)
Based on a program by: Eric Weisstein and Robert Dickau
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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