Jumps

Parachute and terminal velocity


This animation reproduces what it is like to jump with a parachute. Observe what happens to the speed before and after opening the parachute. Can you explain what forces act in each case?

"Bungee jumping” without loss of energy


This simulation represents the jump of a person held by an elastic rope without loss of energy. When the fall begins, the person's speed accelerates until the tension of the rope holds him/her and propels him/her upwards. Observe how the Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE), Kinetic Energy (KE) and Elastic Potential Energy (EPE) vary. Why doesn't the movement stop?

"Bungee jumping" with loss of energy


This simulation represents the jump of a person held by an elastic rope with energy loss. When the fall begins, the person's velocity accelerates until the tension of the rope holds him/her and propels him/her upwards. Observe how the Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE), Kinetic Energy (KE) and Elastic Potential Energy (EPE) vary. Why does the motion stop?
General Physics
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