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Juggling: Theory and Practice [pdf] (solipsys.co.uk)
14 points by tosh 4 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

I'm currently only sporadically on-line, but I'm the author of the linked paper, and would be happy to answer any questions.

This was super fascinating, thanks for your work on this. Its definitely an elegant way to think about patterns, time, and travel. It brings back fond memories of my Klutz book and lots of bruised apples. I found myself staring at the quantum mechanics bit for quite a while, and might still be stuck there. Would you be able to break down that transaction for me in terms of double ledger accounting?

I found it really interesting that higher numbers correlated with higher energy required to be input into the system from the juggler. I've not dared more than 4, but it feels like that motion would require lowering the throwing hand before making a strong toss, effectively borrowing time from the prior throw/catch. So, like higher orbits/orbitals means more (positrons)?

Bravo, this is great work. I've spent entirely too much time playing with siteswap simulators now :)

I learned to juggle (thanks, YouTube!) a few years back. It's fun and relaxing-- highly recommend this to anyone looking to just learn something new.

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