A model simulating the hydrodynamic properties of a chain macromolecule consisting
of a sequence
of beads, each of which offers hydrodynamic resistance
to the flow of the surrounding medium and is connected to the next bead by a rigid
rod which does not. The mutual orientation of the rods is random.
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