Option B - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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Option B - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump

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When the rope becomes taut, the force on the jumper is mainly his weight downwards, plus a bit of air resistance up. Therefore his speed is increasing nearly as much as it did when he leapt off the platform. So this is not the greatest acceleration of the jump.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium