By making use of the Interactive Geometry Software Cinderella, I prepared some Java (TM) applets that illustrate geometrically the computation of reactions and internal actions of a simply supported straight beam.
The applets are interactive in the sense that some geometric quantities can be modified by the user (direction and/or magnitude of load, location where to compute reactions...) and the respective changes visualized directly.
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Last Modified on June 15, 2004