ERIC Number: EJ1022645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Verifying the Hanging Chain Model
Karls, Michael A.
PRIMUS, v23 n8 p733-747 2013
The wave equation with variable tension is a classic partial differential equation that can be used to describe the horizontal displacements of a vertical hanging chain with one end fixed and the other end free to move. Using a web camera and TRACKER software to record displacement data from a vibrating hanging chain, we verify a modified version of the wave equation with variable tension that accounts for damping. "Supplemental materials are available for this article. Go to the publisher's online edition of PRIMUS to view the supplemental file."
Descriptors: Calculus, Equations (Mathematics), Motion, Mechanics (Physics), Mathematical Models, Pretesting, Science Experiments, Scientific Methodology
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