Catenary curve animation

For the mathematical background, please read the Wikipedia page on catenary curves.

Changing the parameters of the chain

Number of zigzags: 2 ≤ 20 ≤ 50

Length of the chain (w.r.t. the canvas width): 120% ≤ 180% ≤ 300%

The animation

The animation stops when the potential energy grows or decreases by ≤.

The full potential energy of the chain is E=--.

The maximum norm of the gradient vector is |∇|=--.

Show catenary curve

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