A uniform rod AB of length 3R weight W rests inside a hemispherical bowl with radius of R. Determine the angle corresponding to equilibrium.
The Attempt at a Solution
Moment about A: -1.5R*mg cos(theta)+B*AB=0
Sum Fx: Acos(theta)-mg sin(theta)=0
Sum Fy: Asin(theta)-mg cos(theta)+B=0
I have 4 equations and 4 unknowns: A, B, AB, theta
Does that seem right?
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