I'm wondering which offers more resistance: pulling an object at some speed through air, or holding the object steady against wind at the same speed.
I think initially people would think same resistance.
Then I thought that the air that is flowing has probably been compressed under it's own speed (or rather, in order to get to it's speed), and therefore offers more resistance. Also, the wind may be colder (thus denser) if it's the wind I'm used to, but disregarding temperature influence, do you think that my theory is correct? Can we quantify the resistance gained by windspeed?
Thanks in advance.