If I have a beam tilted at an angle with a weight hagning off of one end and it is fixed on the other (see attachment), my teacher says that I need to resolve the force to find the force in the beam. However, it does not make sense to me that the force in the beam increases as the angle decreases. At an angle of 1 degree the beam has a very large internal force that "goes away" once the angle becomes zero. The way I am determining the force in the beam is: since the weight creates a force in the y-direction the force in the beam is the weight divided by the sine of the angle. This just doesn't sense. What am I missing?