Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 277, Issue 2, pp 305–321 | Cite as

Improved Estimates for Correlations in Billiards

  • N. ChernovEmail author
  • H. -K. Zhang


We consider several classes of chaotic billiards with slow (polynomial) mixing rates, which include Bunimovich’s stadium and dispersing billiards with cusps. In recent papers by Markarian and the present authors, estimates on the decay of correlations were obtained that were sub-optimal (they contained a redundant logarithmic factor). We sharpen those estimates by removing that factor.


Unstable Manifold Conditional Measure Markov Partition Homogeneous Section Consecutive Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina

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