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A billiard ball in a rectangle with two circular ends: slight changes in initial conditions make such a big difference that eventually it could be anywhere. To be precise, we say its motion is "ergodic".

For the precise definition of "ergodic" read my diary:


great example of the evolution of apparent randomness from a completely deterministic process

Yes, it sort of demystifies how that works.

see also


In this section things should be explained by analogy and with pictures and, if necessary, some formulas.


The motto in this section is: the higher the level of abstraction, the better.

Why is it interesting?

advanced_notions/ergodicity.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/29 10:44 by jakobadmin