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Devin-M

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I have tried to draw a force diagram to illustrate the problem. Suppose I have a 2m, 100kg uniform rod with wheels at the bottom. Center of mass is middle of rod. I want to accelerate this rod horizontally while it remains perfectly vertical (constant angle). But the force is coming from a rod on a car, and this rod is pushing horizontally 0.5m below the center of mass of the rod. To keep the 2m rod vertical, the moment thrust is applied I attach a 1 meter rod projecting horizontally from the front of the 2 meter rod, this rod is of negligible mass but has a weight at the end. How would I calculate the mass of the weight at the end for 1m/s^2 constant horizontal acceleration at constant angle vs 2m/s^2 constant horizontal acceleration at constant angle? Am I missing any variables?

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