The sliding chain problem with and without friction: A universal solution
European Journal of Physics
The general motion of a flexible chain sliding from a horizontal surface is analysed. It is shown that the introduction of friction produces no new features in the solution if a suitable coordinate transformation is affected. Indeed a universal function is introduced which gives the sliding time of any chain from a horizontal surface for all surfaces and initial conditions.
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Behroozi, F., "The sliding chain problem with and without friction: A universal solution" (1997). Faculty Publications. 4057.