Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Think and Explain: 70

Answer

Yes, the floor exerts an upward force on your feet, of an amount equal to your weight. If the upward support (normal) force were the only force acting on you, you would be moved upward. However, another force is present, your weight (a force due to gravity). The net force is zero, so you are not accelerated.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 32.
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