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Generating Steady-State Chain Fountains

  title={Generating Steady-State Chain Fountains},
  author={Johannes Mayet and Friedrich Pfeiffer},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
In recent years the chain fountain became prominent for its counter-intuitive fascinating physical behavior. Most widely known is the experiment in which a long chain leaves an elevated beaker like a fountain and falls to the ground under the influence of gravity. The observed chain fountain was precisely described and predicted by an inverted catenary in several publications. The underlying assumptions are a stationary fountain and the knowledge of the boundary conditions, the ground and… 

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