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1. Nov 17, 2007

Johnny87

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}

2. Nov 17, 2007

Shooting Star

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?

3. Nov 17, 2007

Johnny87

No idea, this was the text of the exercise. No picture, no explanation.

4. Nov 18, 2007