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Curve for chain in NONhomogeneous gravitational field?
Posted:
May 18, 2017 4:45 AM


What would be the equation and curve for a perfect chain suspended in an nonhomogeneous 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 ~fivethousandmilehigh towers, which have bases separated by, say, a few thousand miles distance, on a static Earth.
Thanks, Gene



