Recently in a problem I encountered the word cyclonical curve. Do you have any idea what this is? One of the ideas that I thought of is a cyclone can be approximated to a spiral. But then there are many different kind of spirals.......
Thanks for your help.
"A uniform string of weight W rests on a rough cyclonical curve which has its axis vertical and vertex upwards, the string extending from the vertex to a cusp. Show that the least horizontal force applied at the vertex that will cause the string to slip upwards is , where is the coeffecient of friction."
So to solve the problem we need to know the intrinsic equation (equation which relates arc length to the angle of the tangent) of a cyclonical curve. I think the problem does not give enough details to solve it. For there are many different spirals such as, logarithmic spiral, Archimedean spiral etc. What is your idea?