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RE: Sorry Mathcad question (delete if you don't want to read)

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Take the first derivative of the moment equation, set it equal to zero,
solve for "x", make sure "x" is indeed a global maximum (not just a local
maximum or minimum).

The inflection point would be determined from the second derivative of the
moment equation...not needed for this calc.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-return(--nospam--at)seaint.org [mailto:seaint-return(--nospam--at)seaint.org]On
Behalf Of Daley, John
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 9:30 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: Sorry Mathcad question (delete if you don't want to read)


I think you should write another equation to determine the point of
inflection of the moment equation and then solve the moment equation at that
point.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rodriguez, Marlou [mailto:mrodriguez(--nospam--at)BiggsCardosa.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 11:32 AM
To: 'SEAINT Newslist'
Subject: Sorry Mathcad question (delete if you don't want to read)


Sorry this is a mathcad question,

I am trying to find the maximum moment on a beam with several loads.

I have writen a function to plot the moment diagram,

My question is, How do I extract the maximum moment out of my moment
function.

Thanks to all the mathcad masters

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