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Homework Help: Bungie Jump

  1. Jan 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the maximum Tension in the rope that supports the bungie jumper.
    mass of the jumper is 75kg. neglet air resistance.


    2. Relevant equations

    would it be Fnet = ma
    Fgravity - F Tension = ma


    3. The attempt at a solution

    im not sure how to approach this.
    i know that when the jumper reaches the bottom. the rope flicks and for a moment it gains quite a bit of tension i believe? how would you approach this problem?
    is it possible to find out ?
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2010 #2

    ideasrule

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    No, it's not possible to find out without more information. Think about it this way: if you jump down from somewhere really high up, you stretch the bungie farther, so it exerts a greater force.
     
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