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Topic: Curve for chain in NON-homogeneous gravitational field?
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Curve for chain in NON-homogeneous gravitational field?
Posted: May 18, 2017 4:45 AM
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What would be the equation and curve for a perfect chain suspended in an
non-homogeneous gravitational field, analogous to the catenary or
hyperbolic
cosine, which would be the locus taken in a homogeneous field?

Eg: As an example, consider the curve taken by such a chain suspended
from the tops of a pair of ~five-thousand-mile-high towers, which have
bases
separated by, say, a few thousand miles distance, on a static Earth.

Thanks,
Gene



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