Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain - Page 106-107: 48


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.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.