Scars in billiards: The phase space approach Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 1990