Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Think and Explain: 69

Answer

If the upward support (normal) force were the only force acting on the book, it would rise from the table. However, another force, the weight (due to gravity), is present. The net force is zero.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 32.
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