Two identical, massive rods are hinged at one end and connected together by a massless ideal spring.
If the system is in static equilibrium, what is the angle (in degrees)?
Details and Assumptions:
- Each rod is long and has a mass of
- The spring constant is , and the spring's unstretched length is
- The two hinges are apart horizontally.
- The strength of gravity is in the downward, vertical direction.