A Beautiful Problem in Classical Mechanics

Modeling a string winding around a pole

Classical mechanics represents a very beautiful and elegant way of expressing real life movement using mathematics. I recently took on this tough examination question which seemed very hard when I first looked at it, but once I gained a full mathematical understanding of the situation the answer came out in a very satisfying…



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Keith McNulty

Expert and Author in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics. Also writes History, Science, Culture. Find me on Twitter or keithmcnulty.org