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Physics Experiment

  1. Sep 7, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Create an Experiment (using your creativity) that shows how height affect a bungee jumper's distance traveled and the number of bounces until it stops. This must include both quantitative and qualitative results.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    What can you tell us about height affects the potential energy of the bungee jumper? If you assume the bungee rope acts as an ideal spring, what can you tell us about how you can use Hooke's Law to help you answer the question.

    We do not do your work for you here on the PF. Try your best to make some progress on this question on your own, and show us your work and efforts.
  4. Sep 9, 2011 #3
    When the string has its physical length (i.e it is not streched ) we are in a position where the jumper will do oscillations with initial velocity (which can be found from the height) and there is also dumping force which is gravirty(when he moves upwards) so forulas for vibrations with dumping force are needed.
  5. Sep 9, 2011 #4
    actually gravity is asked upon he him in both directions.
  6. Sep 9, 2011 #5
    So the restoring force when he is at the upper maximum displacement position is only gravity , while the restoring force at the lowest position is the spring force minus the gravitational force.
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