32a. If the straight wire illustrated in Figure 3.2a has a uniform
mass per unit length
equal to
o
ξ
,
the total mass of the wire is given by
o
mass
L
=ξ
If the mass per unit length is given by ()
x
ξ
,the total mass is determined by the following
line
integral
:
0
()
xL
x
mass
x dx
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 Winter '10
 B.G.Higgins
 1 L, 1.4 m, 0.0017 kg, 0.0065 kg, ξo

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