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

Figure 4

Long-term bouncing dynamics.

a) The motion and starting at rest from initial conditions and . b) The total energy (kinetic+gravitational potential) in mass-1 when both masses are in flight, as a fraction of the total energy. c) The state of the system when the right mass either just takes off (red dots) or when the right mass just lands (blue dots), when the left mass is already in the air.

Figure 4