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Suspension Bridge Profiles

by Charles Groetsch (The Citadel)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2010

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation | Number Concepts
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 4.18 Applied Math (Math Modeling)

The author describes the shape of an overhead cable suspended from a horizontal deck with non-uniform lineal mass.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
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