Some nonlinear three-dimensional motions of an elastic string

Philip Rosenau*, M. B. Rubin

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The vector equation describing the nonlinear three-dimensional motion of an elastic string is recast into a "derived" vector equation which admits certain classes of exact separable solutions. Two classes of solutions are discussed which describe three-dimensional motion of the string.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-439
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1986
Externally publishedYes


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