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## Homework Statement

Rod of length b and mass m topples from vertical position at theta = 0. Calculate the reaction force f as a function of theta. What is the minimal and maximal values of f for theta between 0 and pi

## Homework Equations

Third law?[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I never really worked a problem such a this in mechanics. So I was shocked to see this on my exam. I would like to know what the solution is. I had no idea how to solve. I suppose this falls under rigid body motion, but all we worked in that topic were lagrangians...