Option A - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Option A - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Right after leaving the platform, the only significant force acting on the bungy jumper is his weight. This causes him to speed up from rest. His speed increases every second by nearly 10 m/s. This is not the maximum acceleration experienced by a bungy jumper, however.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium