Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Preprint ims94-12

T. Kruger, L. D. Pustyl'nikov, & S. E. Troubetzkoy
Acceleration of Bouncing Balls in External Fields

Abstract: We introduce two models, the Fermi-Ulam model in an external field and a one dimensional system of bouncing balls in an external field above a periodically oscillating plate. For both models we investigate the possibility of unbounded motion. In a special case the two models are equivalent.
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