People Bouncing on Trampolines: Dramatic Energy Transfer, a Table-Top Demonstration, Complex Dynamics and a Zero Sum Game
Energy increase in mass-1 (red) and mass-2 (blue) as a function of the impact time-lag. The masses are equal and are placed symmetrically on the trampoline, so that . The separation between the masses . a) The initial energies are equivalent to dropping from rest from a height of 1 m. b) Mass-1's initial energy is the same as for panel-a, but . c) Mass-1's initial energy is the same as for panel-a, except mass-2's energy is .