Two uniform rods AB and CD each of weight W and length a are smoothly jointed at a point O, where OB and OD are each of length b. The rods rest in a vertical plane with the ends A and C on a smooth table and the ends B and D are connected by a light string. Prove that the reaction at the joint (aW/2b)tan @, where @ is the inclination of either rod to the vertical.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Homework Help: Mechanics - uniform rods

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