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The diagram shows a rectangle representing a slender beam. The length is given as 2 metres and the rectangular cross-section is shown as 10 centimetres thick by 5 centimetres deep. The left side of the rectangle is depicted as being fixed to a wall and at the right-hand side there is a downward facing arrow indicating a force acting on the end of the beam. The value of the force is given as 10000 Newtons.

 3.2 Exercise: Cantilever beam