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Bungee jumping

  1. Oct 17, 2006 #1
    i was wondering how you find out how high a bungee jumper will rebound back up after his first jump
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  4. Oct 17, 2006 #3
    That didn't really help i needed for a formula or an explanation
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  6. Nov 14, 2006 #5
    PE of the jumper becomes KE during the fall, which in turn becomes PE in the cord.
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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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