Ball Bouncing on a Moving Piston

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See how a ball bouncing on a piston moving sinusoidally behaves. You can increase the height from which the ball falls initially. The collision is elastic, so that when the ball hits the piston, its velocity is reversed and increased by the velocity of the piston at the instant of collision.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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