Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Think and Explain: 87

Answer

Zero. Its weight, 1 N.

Work Step by Step

When the apple is at rest, it is in equilibrium and the net force is zero. When the apple is released, the support force from your hand vanishes, and the net force is the gravitational force, 1 N. This is a mighty small apple.
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