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Homework Help: Maximum deflection

  1. Jul 24, 2006 #1
    if i have a bending curve eqn of w'(x) = (q/6)<x-l>^3 - ql/4 <x-0>^3 - 3ql/4 <x-l>^2 + (9ql^3)/24

    suppose to find the deflection of maximum of the beam, we have to set w'(0)=0 .Am i right??

    then if it is right,how can i find the value for x on which the max bending occur because i don't know how to factorize the heaviside function such as <x-l>^3

    anybody pls help
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  3. Jul 25, 2006 #2
    pls help........
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