Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Think and Explain: 80

Answer

On a windy day, the wind blowing past the chimney results in a lower pressure. This is explained by Bernoulli’s principle. Air pushing from inside the house flows more easily up the chimney into this low-pressure region, fanning the flames on the way. Some might say it improves the "draw" of the chimney.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 273.
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