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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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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2010 for the course ECM 051 taught by Professor B.g.higgins during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.
 Winter '10
 B.G.Higgins

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