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ERIC Number: EJ829052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Skipping Rope Curve
Nordmark, Arne; Essen, Hanno
European Journal of Physics, v28 n2 p241-247 Mar 2007
The equilibrium of a flexible inextensible string, or chain, in the centrifugal force field of a rotating reference frame is investigated. It is assumed that the end points are fixed on the rotation axis. The shape of the curve, the skipping rope curve or "troposkien", is given by the Jacobi elliptic function sn. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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