Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
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Mathematics and Statistics
This paper describes some possible equilibrium configurations of a string rotating in a certain class of force fields, which have properties motivated by the inverse square gravitational force. Specifically it is shown that for a given number n, there exists a sufficient rotational rate such that any equilibrium configuration with no more than n zeros is guaranteed to exist for any force field in the class considered.
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South Dakota State University
Schaffer, Teddrick, "Rigid Equilibriums of a Rotating String" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3390.