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A long thin rod is clamped vertically at its lower end and a massMis attached to its upper end. The coordinates (x, y) of any point on it satisfy the equation

[tex] EI\frac{d^2x}{dy^2} = Mg(a-x)[/tex]

whereE, Iandaare constants. Given thatx = 0wheny = 0andx = awheny = Lshow that

[tex] x = a [1- \frac{sin\omega(L-y)}{sin\omega L}][/tex]

where [tex]\omega^2 = \frac{Mg}{EI}[/tex]. (Hint: Letz = a - x).

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Now I have got this here:

[tex] z = a - x \Rightarrow \frac{dz}{dy} = -\frac{dx}{dy} \Rightarrow \frac{d^2z}{dy^2} = -\frac{d^2x}{dy^2}[/tex]

Thus:

[tex] EI\left(-\frac{d^2z}{dy^2}\right) = Mgz[/tex]

[tex] \frac{d^2z}{dy^2} + \frac{Mg}{EI}z = 0[/tex]

I'm thinking that it's correct so far, How would I solve that?. ie. Continue on from here

Could someone help me out please

Thanks

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# Homework Help: How to solve this equation

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