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In a shear force, V (or bending moment, M) diagram, isn't it usually the shear force (or bending moment) plotted as a function of displacement, x?

When someone asks to "draw the shear force and bending moment diagrams as a function of the applied load P," I'm assuming that means to put V (or, in the case of moment, M) on the y-axis (dependent variable) and P on the x-axis (independent variable)?

Thanks in advance!

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# Can a shear force diagram be a function of applied load P?

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