**MOMENT AREA METHOD OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS:**

**Theorem – I**

The change in slope between tangents drawn to the elastic curve at any two points A and B is equal to the product of and the area of the moment diagrams between those two points (figure 1(a)).

**Theorem – II**

The deviation of any point B relative to a tangent drawn to the elastic curve at any other point A, in a direction perpendicular to the original position of the beam, is equal to the product of and the moment of area about B of that part of the moment diagram between points A and B (figure 1(b)).

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This method is useful for finding slope and deflection at a specified position.

**Example:**

(Area of Bending Moment diagram between A and C)

(moment of area of the BMD between A and C about C)