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PROBLEM 10.82
Spring
AB
of constant 10 lb/in. is attached to two identical drums as
shown. Knowing that the spring is unstretched when
0
θ
=
and that
40 lb,
W
=
determine the values of
less than 180
°
corresponding to
equilibrium. State in each case whether the equilibrium is stable,
unstable, or neutral.
SOLUTION
See sketch, Problem 10.81.
Using Equation (2) of Problem 10.81, with
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