Take counterclockwise as positive.
mg(L/2) - T1•L•sin 30 = 0
In both cases the beam has the same mass and length and is attached to the wall by a hinge.
1) In which of the static cases shown is the tension in the supporting wire bigger?
A) Case 1
B) Case 2
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