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16. (a) There are six legs, and the vertical component of the tension force in each leg is
sin
T
θ
where
40
=°
. For vertical equilibrium (zero acceleration in the
y
direction) then
Newton’s second law leads to
6
6
Tm
g
T
mg
sin
=
¡
=
which (expressed as a multiple of the bug’s weight
mg
) gives roughly
/0
.
2
6
g
≈
0.
(b) The angle
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Acceleration, Force

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