Bouncing Ball Dynamics

A bouncing ball on a sinusoidally vibrating table is an example of a chaotic system. In such a system, the motion of the ball is altered by a series of deflections as well as the other forces, such as gravity.

The study of the dynamics of a bouncing ball on a sinusoidally vibrating table is a useful teaching example about the behavior of chaotic systems. In addition to its pedagogical value, the system is also of practical interest in several engineering applications, as well as in basic research.

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