PS5 - Describe the shape you get. Show that the limits L...

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Phys601/F11/Problem Set 5 Due 10/10/11 From Goldstein et al (3d Edition) Ch 3 #s 11, 20 5.1H A string of length L > 2 is strung from x=-1 to x=+1. Find the shape of the string y(x) which would maximize the area between the curve and the x-axis for fixed L.
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Unformatted text preview: Describe the shape you get. Show that the limits L -> 2 and L >> 2 make sense. What is special about L= ? 5.1Q...
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