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Bouncing Balls and Geometric Series

Author(s): 
Robert Styer and Morgan Besson

Description

This teaching module explores the time and distance of a bouncing ball and leads to a study of the geometric series.

Author Information

Robert Styer is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Morgan Besson is a faculty member in the Department of Physics, both at Villanova University.

Abstract

This teaching module explores the time and distance of a bouncing ball and leads to a study of the geometric series.

Technologies

This article uses a video clip in WMV (Windows Media Video) format and several interactive Flash mathlets. Click on the links for more information or to download the required plug-ins.

The article also uses several HTML special characters:

  • − (minus)
  • ∞ (infinity)
  • √ (square root)
  • → (right arrow)
  • ↔ (double arrow)

Publication Data

Published May 2007; article ID 1550. Copyright © 2007 by Robert Styer and Morgan Besson.

Article Link

Robert Styer and Morgan Besson, "Bouncing Balls and Geometric Series," Loci (May 2007)

JOMA

Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications

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