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I need to design the base of a halogen desk lamp and am having a problem getting started. My biggest problem is finding the correct equation to use to begin calculating the numbers. It is a three dimensional problem. Can someone please help me with this.

I have attached a pdf file of the diagrams and known information. The basics are that the base needs to be circular and angles α and β are measured horizontally regardless of their position.

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# Homework Help: Statics. Need help with equations to keep a desk lamp from tipping.

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