# Bouncing ball dynamics

A **bouncing ball** on a sinusoidally vibrating table is an example of a chaotic system.^{[1]} 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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## References

- T. M. Mello and N. B. Tufillaro, "Strange attractors of a bouncing ball,"
*American Journal of Physics*55 (4), 316 (1987). - N. B. Tufillaro, "Braid analysis of a bouncing ball,"
*Physical Review*E 50 (6), 4509–4522 (1994). - N. B. Tufillaro, T. M. Mello, Y. M. Choi, and A. M. Albano, "Period doubling boundaries of a bouncing ball,"
*Journal de Physique*47, 1477 (1986). - N. B. Tufillaro and A. M. Albano, "Chaotic dynamics of a bouncing ball,"
*American Journal of Physics*54 (10), 939 (1986). - K. Wiesenfeld and N. B. Tufillaro, "Suppression of period doubling in the dynamics of a bouncing ball,"
*Physica*26D, 321 (1987). - S. K. Joseph, I. P. Mariño and Miguel A.F. Sanjuán, "Effect of the phase on the dynamics of a perturbed bouncing ball system ", Commun. Nonlinear. Sci. and Numer. Simul",17 (8) 3279 - 3286 (2012).

## External links

- "J. Thomas Bouncing Ball Page". Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2007-12-16.

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