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Technology methods and analysis - Beam Deflection Problem

  1. Jan 23, 2014 #1
    I just started my Mechanisms and dynamics class today for engineering. We already got the first assignment that's due in a day or so. The assignment consists of only 3 questions but first one is totally confusing me and I don't know what to do about it. I emailed the instructor 10 hours ago and still no reply. I would really appreciate it if someone can give me a clue on how to solve the problem.

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  3. Jan 23, 2014 #2


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    I'm not sure what a Mechanisms and dynamics class covers, but your first step is to find the unknown reactions Ra and Rb. Have you taken a course in strength of materials yet?
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