Hey everyone, I was just wondering if someone could explain to me what Bending stress is? Supposed you have a cantilever beam with a point load at the free end, I know that the bending stress will decrease as you move away from the fixed end? but why? and how can you back that up? Also, as the beam is bending downwards, doesn't that create a hogging moment? tension at the top and compression at the bottom? which mean top is negative bottom is positive? please explain!! Please, any help is appreciated!!!