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First, suppose you have a cylinder with a specified length and weight. Also, suppose it is supported at each end with rigid supports that can support the weight of the cylinder. I need to know how to calculate the force pressing down (due to gravity) on the center of the cylinder. I appreciate any help you can give me.



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The gravitational force on the cylinder is independent of the manner in which the cylinder is supported.

Tim Mooney



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