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On axial members connected to a rotating rigid element,

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we have the following relationship $$\frac{-\delta_1}{a}=\frac{\delta_2}{b},$$

which is based on the concept of similar triangles.
In the relationship, what is $a$ and $b$?

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$a$ and $b$ refers to the lengths of the rotating rigid member corresponding to the deformed member that is being attached.

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