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Serie V, Nr 6

The catenary on a sphere.


Mathematical description
The catenary is the curve described by a uniform and flexible chain hanging under the influence of gravity. The model illustrates two catenaries on a sphere. These catenaries illustrate to the case were the elliptic integral corresponds to the circle integral.

Title model and translation
Kettenlinie auf der Kugel.
The catenary on a sphere.

Text on Sticker and translation
Kettenlinie auf der Kugel.
The catenary on a sphere.

Designer
under the supervision of Dr. A. Brill
München in 1880

Company
Martin Schilling in Halle a.S.

Original price
Mark 9,-

Dimension
9 cm

Material
Plaster

Literature
Schilling, M., Catalog mathematischer Modelle für den höheren mathematischen Unterricht, Leipzig: Verlag von Martin Schilling, 1911