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Michael R. Gallis
In the Bungee Jumping Model, a bungee jumper is dropped from a tower with a fixed length of bungee cord. The simulation operator can control the height of the tower, the stiffness of the bungee cord (determined by its spring constant k), the unstretched length of the bungee cord and the jumper's mass. The player buttons are the play/pause button, the rewind (to t=0) button and the reset button (resets all parameters to initial values). The operator may optionally display the forces acting on the jumper and a plot of the g-forces versus time. Note that the simulation measures the altitude in terms of the location of his feet, thus he hits the ground if his feet get within his 1.7m of height to the ground.
The Bungee Jumping Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
Last Modified June 2, 2014
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The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Bungee Jumping Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs.
Last Modified January 15, 2012