Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Think and Explain: 77

Answer

The arc is a catenary.

Work Step by Step

The balloons lift straight upward on the arch, acting much like an upward gravitational force. The arc assumes the shape of a hanging chain. See Figure 12.14, and the discussion on page 234.
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