Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 48

Answer

To stop the falling daredevil requires approximately the same impulse no matter what type of rope is used. Providing that impulse requires either a large force and a short time interval, or a small force over a long time interval. The steel bungee cord stretches very little, meaning the time to stop is short, and the force is huge.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 94.
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