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Research Article

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

  • Manoj Srinivasan mail,

    srinivasan.88@osu.edu

    Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Yang Wang,

    Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Alison Sheets

    Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: November 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078645

About the Authors

Manoj Srinivasan, Yang Wang, Alison Sheets
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: srinivasan.88@osu.edu

Competing Interests

Richard Geary (Honda Inc.) helped with an early version of the tabletop demonstration. This acknowledged help does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials as well as authorship, as detailed online in PLOS ONE's guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS AS. Performed the experiments: MS AS. Analyzed the data: MS AS YW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS YW AS. Wrote the paper: MS AS YW. Wrote the MATLAB simulations and performed mathematical analysis: MS YW.