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Find Tension of the rotating rod at a distance x

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A homogeneous rod with a length L and a mass M rotates with an angular velocity ω in a horizontal plane around an axis passing through its end.Find the tension of the rod at a distance x from its axis of rotation .

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution


    Now when x=L,T(L)=0


    Hence, [itex]T(x)=\frac{M}{2L}ω^2(L^2-x^2)[/itex]

    Kindly check the work if mathematically the steps are correct...
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  3. Oct 8, 2012 #2


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    It looks good.

  4. Oct 8, 2012 #3
    ehild...Thank you very much
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