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Force Diagram, Tension and Torque Problem

A heavy pole, of mass M and length L, is freely hinged to a wall at the point O. A rope connects the other end of the pole, B, to a fixed point A on the wall above O. The system is in equilibrium, with the pole making an angle of θ with the horizontal, and the rope making an angle α with the horizontal... (i)Draw a force diagram showing all the forces acting on the pole. (ii)... (See attachment for full question)

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Tension on a rope is calculated using torque.

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