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Problem M. 279. (May 2007)

M. 279. On windy days the overhead tram wires can easily begin to swing. The period of the oscillation depends on how much the wires sag. Model the wire with a single chain of the given length, which swings. Measure for small amplitudes how the period depends on the sag of the chain.

(6 pont)

Deadline expired on June 11, 2007.


12 students sent a solution.
6 points:Láng Marcell, Meszéna Balázs, Pásztor Árpád, Pósa László, Roósz Gergő.
5 points:Kőrösi Márton, Mészáros 639 Ágnes, Tüzes Dániel.
4 points:2 students.
2 points:2 students.

Problems in Physics of KöMaL, May 2007