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Analytical solution to bungee jumper problem.

Given time series as a vector, parameters mass and drag coefficient, and gravity coefficient, compute values of bungee jumper velocity (downward speed) at given times. Assume input values are in consistent units.

**Problem Statement** (Chapra, page 7): A bungee jumper with a mass of 68.1 kg leaps from a stationary hot air balloon. Use Eq. (1.9) to compute velocity for the first 12 s of free fall. Also determine the terminal velocity that will be attained for an infinitely long cord (or alternatively, the jumpmaster is having a particularly bad day!). Use a drag coefficient of 0.25 kg/m.

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Last solution submitted on Feb 22, 2015