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

  1. Dec 4, 2011 #1
    Just joined PF and my mind is completely shutting down on me.

    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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  3. Dec 4, 2011 #2
    Sorry. I don't think I attached the pdf on the first try.

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  4. Dec 5, 2011 #3


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    dealdoe22: You must list relevant equations yourself, and show your work. And then someone might check your math. We are not allowed to give you the relevant equations for your homework.
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