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Statics of Rigid Systems Using Manipulate

Dan Martinez
Organization: Science Applications International Corporation

International Mathematica User Conference 2008
Conference location

Champaign, IL

This notebook presents idealized approximations of forces in a rigid system, which consists of a variable-mass beam supported at its ends (points F1 and F2, designated by filled up-triangles) and a variable-mass object that is borne by the beam. The massive object is designated by a filled down-triangle, and its location on the beam (center of gravity) can be moved along the beam's length. The adjacent bar chart and numeric reports indicate the status of the system's forces (arbitrary units) as a function of the mass and location on the beam of the object, and the mass of the beam. More complicated rigid systems also will be presented using the aforementioned format.

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