Scars in billiards: The phase space approach

Mario Feingold, Robert G. Littlejohn, Stephani B. Solina, J. S. Pehling, Oreste Piro

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Although scars in the eigenfunctions of classically chaotic systems were originally observed in the configuration space representation, we show that these can be better visualized in phase space. On the quantitative side, a recent theory of scars is extended to billiards. For the stadium detailed agreement between theory and numerical experiment is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 21 May 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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