1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data in the notes , i dont understand the circled part . I dont understand why the circled part moment M is in anticlockwise direction ... Shouldnt it be in clockwise direction ? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution As we can see , the P at the one end will cause the cantilever to bend in clockwise direction . So , i think that the direction of moment M is wrong ... It should point in clockwise dircetion , which means M = -P(∂ -y) , am i right ?