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## Homework Statement

A rod of length L is attached to a wall. The load on the rod increases linearly (as shown by the arrows in the figure) from zero at the left end to W newtons per unit length at the right end.

(a) Find the shear force at the right end. (Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.)

(b) Find the shear force at the center. (Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.)

(c) Find the shear force at the left end. (Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.)

## Homework Equations

Shear force = Force * Cross sectional area

## The Attempt at a Solution

I really don't know where to start. I don't know how I can find the shear force without the diameter of the rod. Having it all in variables makes it tougher. Can anyone point me in the right direction?