Option C - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Option C - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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At the jumper's fastest point, the acceleration is by definition zero. That is because the jumper is going from speeding up to slowing down. At this instant then there is no change in the jumper's velocity. This is counter-intuitive for a lot of people because it's easy to confuse velocity with acceleration. Velocity is how fast something goes while acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium