Alexey GLUTSYUK, On projective billiards rationally integrable
A planar mathematical billiard is a field in the plane bounded by a smooth curve. The straight lines, which intersect it, reflect from the edge according to the classical law of reflection: the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. A caustic of a planar billiard table is a curve in which any tangent line is reflected to another tangent line. The famous conjecture of Birkhoff concerns the convex planar billiards bounded integrable to the sense of Birkhoff: that is, admitting a lamination in caustic closed near the border, on the interior side. She asserts, that the only billiards that can be integrated into Birkhoff’s sense are the ellipses.
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