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Pendulum Problem of Uniform Plate

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A pendulum consists of a uniform 10-lb plate and a 3-lb slender rod, the whole system swinging around a pin at 0 as shown. At the instant shown (theta = 30) the pendulum has a counterlockwise angular velocity of 5 rad/s. Determine the pin reactions at 0.

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There is a detailed solution to the mechanical engineering problem of a pendulum with a uniform plate. The solution is worked out in an attached PDF file which includes a detailed schematic.