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Transport in Poygonal Billiard Systems

dc.contributor.advisorDorfman, J. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorReames, Matthew Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06T05:58:42Z
dc.date.available2009-10-06T05:58:42Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9530
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this work is to explore the connections between chaos and diffusion by examining the properties of particle motion in non-chaotic systems. To this end, particle transport and diffusion are studied for point particles moving in systems with fixed polygonal scatterers of four types: (i) a periodic lattice containing many-sided polygonal scatterers; (ii) a periodic lattice containing few-sided polygonal scatterers; (iii) a periodic lattice containing randomly oriented polygonal scatterers; and (iv) a periodic lattice containing polygonal scatterers with irrational angles. The motion of a point particle in each of these system is non-chaotic, with Lyapunov exponents strictly equal to zero.en_US
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dc.titleTransport in Poygonal Billiard Systemsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Fluid and Plasmaen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbilliarden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledchaosen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlattice-gasesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpolygonsen_US


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