Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
Collège de Maisonneuve, John Abbott College
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.