Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Think and Explain: 74

Answer

The same tugging force applied to all parts of your shirt would move the shirt as one unit (see Figure 9.14). Differences in tugging force on different parts of your shirt will distort it. This is similar to how varying tugs on different sides of the ocean produce tides (pages 167-169).
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