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Problem 13.6: Analyze a beam attached to a wall and wire
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A string is attached between the end of a narrow uniform beam and the wall. Friction on the beam keeps the left side from falling. The magnitude of the weight of the beam is w (position is given in meters). Restart.
- What is the ratio of the tension in the string to the weight, T/w?
- What is the magnitude and direction of the force of the wall on the beam?
- What is the minimum coefficient of static friction required for the left end of the beam not to slip?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.