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6. The probability distribution of segment lengths in a veriﬁed trajectory up to time 2000. The data came from an interval computation using more than 5400 digits of precision. might think that the path would resemble a random walk, but in fact there are occasionally very long steps in the horizontal and vertical directions. These arise from the constraints caused by the mirrors: one can never get a very long step in a direction that is not close to vertical or horizontal. Billiard trajectories such as those that arise in Problem 2 are quite well understood, thanks to the work of Y.
We take advantage of the representation of A˜ as the diﬀerence of a Hankel matrix and a matrix with constant columns, 1 2 3 4 ... 2 4 7 11 . . 4 7 11 16 . 1 2 3 4 . 7 11 16 22 . 1 2 3 4 . ˜ A= . − 11 16 22 29 . 1 2 3 4 . .. . ..... Thus, the entries of A are given as ajk = 1 bj+k − k , j, k = 1, 2, . . 5) where bl = 1+(l−1)l/2. 5) is a useful tool for eﬃciently generating the principal submatrices An as well as for coding the mapping x → Ax without explicitly storing A.
Because of the completeness of the basis sequences we know that limn→∞ Pn x = x for all x ∈ 2 and, hence, Ax = lim n→∞ Pn APn x lim n→∞ An x , that is A lim n→∞ An . 2), this ﬁnishes the proof. Summarizing, Problem 3 in fact asks for lim n→∞ An , the limit of the spectral norms of the ﬁnite-dimensional principal submatrices An . We can safely stop talking about inﬁnite-dimensional operators from now on: this limit will be the starting point for our computational enterprise. 4. 1 allows us to give, with proof, the ﬁrst two digits of the answer: .