i) Determine the slope of the beam 1m from the wall.
ii) Calculate the deflection at the free end of the beam.
Macauly's method of deflection: M = -RX + W[X-a]
Integrate once for slope
Integrate twice for deflection
The Attempt at a Solution
It is my understanding that a positive deflection is downwards and a negative deflection is upwards.
I am getting a negative answer for the slope which would indicate an upwards slope?
When I use my initial equation to calculate the moment before integrating, I get the correct moment value (27.84kNm) so I feel like that is correct, Im worried that maybe some of the values in my equation should be negative which would change the value of my constants A and B.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.