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Rigid particle systems and their billiard models

• Elsewhere [1] we have shown that mechanical systems involving free motion with elastic collisions can be modeled as billiards. In this paper we explore what sorts of billiard systems arise in this way, and we explore some of the dynamical properties that can be determined from modeling the systems as billiards.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 37D50; Secondary: 37A60.

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