(a) What force must be exerted by the wind to support a 2.50-kg chicken in the position shown in Figure 9.33? (b) What is the ratio of this force to the chicken’s weight? (c) Does this support the contention that the chicken has a relatively stable construction?
Solution 11PE Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 5 (a) Refer to the figure 9.34 provided in the text book. Suppose f is the friction between the ground and feet of chicken, it is acting in the opposite direction of wind force and reaction force N acting in the opposite direction of force. The condition of static equilibrium is, And,