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Faculty Position in Dynamics at Ohio State

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the broad disciplinary area of dynamics.

The complex dynamics of people and balls bouncing on a trampoline

Here is a webpage with a number of videos, both experiments and matlab animations, of balls and people bouncing on a trampoline. Also, links to a paper in PLOS ONE.

The interesting phenomenon is that when two balls are in simultaneous contact with each other, there is a dramatic energy transfer from one ball to the other.

Here is an article in Popular Science about the phenomenon:

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