2018
Jun
06

# Analysis Seminar: Michal Pnueli "Dynamics in a Hamiltonian Impact System"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross Building, Room 70

Abstract:
Hamiltonian impact systems are dynamical systems in which there are two main mechanisms which dictate the system’s behavior - Hamilton’s equations which govern the motion inside the impact system domain, and the billiard reflection rule which governs the motion upon reaching the domain boundary. As the dynamics in impact systems are piecewise smooth by nature due to the
collisions with the boundary, many of the traditional tools used in the analysis of Hamiltonian
systems cannot be applied to impact systems in a straightforward manner. This talk will present a