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Bungee Jump Physics Problem?

  1. Oct 28, 2011 #1
    Ok so I'm trying to find the maximum length of fall before the bungee brings the jumper to a stop? So I've chosen a few arbitrary starting heights: 50m, 55m, 60m and a few arbitrary bungee spring constants: 25 N/m, 30 N/m, 35 N/m.

    How would I go about in approaching this problem? I think this problem has something to do with Hook's Law and Elastic PE but I need some more help.

    Thanks.
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  3. Oct 29, 2011 #2
    I would start by considering that a change in kinetic energy is equal to the net work done on an object, the work done by gravity is just [itex] mg\triangle h [/itex] , what is the work done by the bungee?
     
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