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Wikipedia has a simple treatment of this problem, as well as some notes on at least one of the reasons why the simple treatment is only a very rough approximation. Let F_0 be the impact force quoted by the manufacturer, which is normally 12 kN for a single rope. Let m_0 be the 80 kg mass used for lab tests, let f_0=1.77, and let u=F_0/m_0g≈15.3. Then in ...
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