Work/Energy
Bungee jumping
   
       
    Date : May 2008
Author : Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
College : Collège de Maisonneuve, John Abbott College
Length : 1-2 hours
Related concept(s) : Conservation of energy without friction
    The students are members of an engineering team that is working for an outdoor recreational centre in the Laurentians. They must determine the elastic constant of the elastic cord used at a bungee jumping site and determine the safety of the project by calculating the maximum acceleration the jumpers will undergo. This activity can be done in class or in a lab.