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Reexamining the Catenary

by Paul Cella ()

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 1999

Subject classification(s): Engineering Mathematics | Applied Mathematics
Applicable Course(s): 4.12 Advanced Math for Engineering & Physics | 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

The author describes a procedure to find the shape of the catenary formed by a chain suspended from two supports with different elevations.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Calculus Functions
One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General Applications
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