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## Homework Statement

A uniform chain of length L lies on a smooth table with part of its length b initially hanging over the edge. Show that the time required for it to fall off the table when released from rest is given by

t = √(L/g) arccosh (L/b)

## Homework Equations

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2203/integral.png [Broken]

## The Attempt at a Solution

Not sure how to begin, since the acceleration of the chain keeps increasing as b increases. b is in turn related to the acceleration of the chain.

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