ch05-p016 - 16. (a) There are six legs, and the vertical...

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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.

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