There is a maximum height of a uniform vertical column made of any material that can support itself without buckling, and it is independent of the cross sectional area (why?). Calculate this height for a) steel (density 7.8x10^3) b) Granite (density 2.7x10^3)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm just really confused on how to even start this, what equation to use. Im guessing it has something to do with compressive strength but not sure at all

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# Homework Help: Maximum Vertical Column

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