Option D - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Option D - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Congratulations, the acceleration of the bungy jump is greatest at the jumper's lowest point. This is because the bungy is now stretched to its maximum, meaning if applies a force up on the jumper more than twice his weight. This means he accelerates up at a greater rate than the acceleration down when he left the platform.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium