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  • CATENARY (from Lat.
  • The simple catenary is shown in the figure.
  • The only surface of revolution having this property is the catenoid formed by the revolution of a catenary about its directrix.
  • This catenoid, however, is in stable equilibrium only when the portion considered is such that the tangents to the catenary at its extremities intersect before they reach the directrix.
  • To prove this, let us consider the catenary as the form of equilibrium of a chain suspended between two fixed points A and B.
 

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