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Physics 325 Spring 2011 Problem Session 9

Physics 325 Spring 2011 Problem Session 9 - y L = y-L Due...

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Physics 325 Spring 2011 Discussion 9 April 4, 2011 A uniform chain of mass per unit length μ is suspended on two points, one at x = - L , and the other at x = L . Assume that both support points are at the same height, that is
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Unformatted text preview: y ( L ) = y (-L ) . Due to gravity g , the chain forms a curve y ( x ) that minimizes the potential energy. Find this curve y ( x ) . You may leave one undetermined constant in the answer....
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