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A Bungee Jumper jumps off of height H and just reaches the bottom of the cliff with a zero velocity. Just before her cable snaps her back upward, while she is motionless, she grabs a rock of mass m1.

You observe that the jumper achieves the height h on the way back up. What is m1?

When you evaluate, consider the cases h=H and h=0

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Problem: A Bungee Jumper jumps off of height H and just reaches the bottom of the cliff with a zero velocity. Just before her cable snaps her back upward, while she is motionless, she grabs a rock of mass m1. You observe that the jumper achieves the height h on the way back up. What is m1? When you evaluate, consider the cases h=H and h=0

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Only forces acting on the jumper are the gravity and the elastic force of the cable (after it gets ...

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