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Bungee Question

  1. Mar 7, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is restoring force at the bottom?

    2. Relevant equations
    F=kx

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Is it the force that moves the object back up? What if the the restoring force is greater than the force of gravity acting on an object?
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2016 #2
    I would suggest editing your question to give the entire problem in order to help people better help you.... "what is the restoring force at the bottom" doesn't help me understand the problem very well.
    The restoring force is directed back towards the equilibrium position. Think about the superposition of the force vectors to determine where an object will move. If two forces of the same magnitude are directed upwards and downwards on an object, it will be stationary. However, if you increase one of the forces (for instance the restoring force being greater than the downward gravitational force), then the object would accelerate in the direction of the upward force.
     
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