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Homework Help: Statics Statics Statics

  1. Nov 17, 2007 #1
    The end links of a uniform chain can slide on a fixed rough horizontal rod. Show that the ratio of the extreme span to the length of the chain is

    mu log{[1+(1+mu^2)^(1/2)]/ mu}

    Please help me!
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  3. Nov 17, 2007 #2

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    Either you draw a diagram, or explain in more detail how the system looks. Where is the chain wrt the rod and how it is sliding?
  4. Nov 17, 2007 #3
    No idea, this was the text of the exercise. No picture, no explanation.
  5. Nov 18, 2007 #4
    Does anyone know hot to solve this? Please help me!
  6. Nov 18, 2007 #5


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