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Skyscrapers and strong winds

  1. Mar 8, 2015 #1
    What is the name of the physics concept that explains why a tall structure that is fixed at one end (like a scyscraper) will break more easily when a force is applied horizontal to it (e.g by a strong wind) than a shorter structure (e.g a small house)?
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