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The figure shows a uniform beam of mass m pivoted at its lower end, with a horizontal spring attached between its top end and a vertical wall. The beam makes an angle è with the horizontal.


(a) Find expression for the distance d the spring is stretched from equilibrium. (Use any variable or symbol stated above along with the following as necessary: k and g.)
d =

(b) Find expressions for the components of the force exerted by the pivot on the beam. (Use the following as necessary: m, k, g, and è.)

Rx

=

Ry

=

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 1,135
  1. a) d= (mgcos(θ))/(2ksin(θ)

    b) Ry = mass * gravity

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

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