1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have a question on pure translation of inclined bar. The problem statement is: 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) 2. Relevant equations I used the following equations: ⅀Fx=max ⅀Fy=0 ⅀MG=0 (since rod is in translation) 3. The attempt at a solution The results i arrived at are: θ = 33.4° a = 15m/s2 My question is, there exists a moment about point A (point of contact between bar and contact surface) equal to 8.26Nm. What is the physical meaning/significance of this moment? Would not the rod rotate about A due to this moment? Requesting for help please. If my question has already been discussed earlier, request some of you to give link to those threads. Thanks in advance.