Ashley P.

# Maximum deflection of a beam

Imagine having a equation of a beam as follows and we have to solve this for x. Note that the [] square brackets denote terms involving Macaulay's notation.

How do we solve for x when Macaulay's notation is involved.

w/2(x^2) - w/2[x - L/2]^2 - (wL^2)/8 = 0

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