# Thread: spring

1. ## spring

A chain of mass $M$ and length $L$ is suspended vertically with its lower end touching a scale. The chain is released and falls onto the scale. What is the reading of the scale when a length $x$ of the chain has fallen? Neglect the size of the individual links.

2. Originally Posted by heathrowjohnny
A chain of mass $M$ and length $L$ is suspended vertically with its lower end touching a scale. The chain is released and falls onto the scale. What is the reading of the scale when a length $x$ of the chain has fallen? Neglect the size of the individual links.
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