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 spring
which does not contribute to the frictional interaction but which is responsible for
the elastic and deformational properties of the chain. The mutual orientation of the
springs is random.
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