A uniform rod AB of length l and weight W is suspended from two cords AC and BC of equal length. Derive an expression for the magnitude of the couple M required to maintain equilibrium of the rod in the position shown.
STA3032 Week 3 2.5.10 COMMON CONTINUOUS DISTRIBUTIONS 1 A uniform random variable places equal weight to all values within its support and is continuous. a A uniform random variable has p.d.f. 1 f x = b−a for a≤x≤b 2 Normal a The normal distribution has parameter µ and a scale parameter σ2 b Normal distribution has p.d.f. −1(x−μ) 1 2σ f(x)= e for -∞