Boundary conditions of beams

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Just need some quick confirmation.

For a beam which has a load applied to it, will its free end always have a shear force, bending moment and curvature of zero?
 

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Not necessarily. If the free end of a beam has a concentrated force or a couple applied there, then the shear, moment, and curvature of the beam will be non-zero.
 
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Ahh I didn't think of that, thank you.

But if there wasn't anything applied at free-end, then what I stated in my first post is true?
 
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Yes.
 

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