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People Bouncing on Trampolines: Dramatic Energy Transfer, a Table-Top Demonstration, Complex Dynamics and a Zero Sum Game

Figure 2

A table-top demonstration.

This figure shows a sequence of frames illustrating two balls dropped almost simultaneously onto a mini-trampoline, bouncing back up to very different heights. We see that the ball that makes contact second, rises much higher, as also seen in the mathematical models. See slow motion video in movie S2.

Figure 2