I have a question on pure translation of inclined bar. The problem statement is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A homogenous slender bar with a mass of 4 kg and a length of 500mm being pushed along the smooth horizontal surface by a horizontal force P=60N. Determine the angle θ for translation. What is the accompanying acceleration? (FBD and kinetic diagram attached)

I used the following equations:

⅀F_{x}=ma_{x}

⅀F_{y}=0

⅀M_{G}=0 (since rod is in translation)

The results

θ = 33.4°

a = 15m/s^{2}

My question is, there exists a moment about point A equal to 8.26Nm. What is the physical meaning of this moment? Would not the rod rotate about A due to this moment? Requesting for help please.

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# Translation of inclined bar

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