Bungee jumping

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i was wondering how you find out how high a bungee jumper will rebound back up after his first jump
 

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That didn't really help i needed for a formula or an explanation
 
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PE of the jumper becomes KE during the fall, which in turn becomes PE in the cord.
 
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Hootenanny
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If we are ignoring drag, then he will reach the same height he jumped from. (Conservation of energy)
 
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Wouldn't internal heat from the rubber stretching rob some of the energy from that?
 

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