Accession Number:

ADA568527

Title:

The Magnetocatenary

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A current-carrying wire hanging between two suspension points in a transverse magnetic field adopts a shape intermediate between a circle and a hyperbolic cosine. This magnetocatenary can be analytically calculated as a novel extension of the standard hanging chain problem in an intermediate mechanics course.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE