15 thoughts on “Homework 7.3”

    1. I would say you can't assume they are equivalent, but when using the fourth order method you only need Ma and Ay in you integration equations

  1. When using the Integration Method, is it more beneficial to use definite integrals using boundary conditions and reaction forces, or using indefinite integrals and finding the constant of integration?

  2. Is it necessary to show the Equilibrium step for this type of problem that uses 4th-order integration? Example 11.8 in the lecture book is very similar to this problem and it shows the Equilibrium step, but the resulting equations from that step are never used later to find the deflection curve.

    1. Because this problem is symbolic, we do not know what the unit of the deflection is. It is correct that the deflection is a unit of length though.

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