Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321740904
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-090-8

Chapter 7 - Newton's Third Law - Conceptual Questions: 4

Answer

The basketball player pushes the ground in the downward direction. From newtons third law, the ground pushes the player in the upward direction. The ground exerts a force on the player in the upward direction. The force exerted by the ground is greater than the gravitational force. Hence the player jumps up.

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The basketball player pushes the ground in the downward direction. From newtons third law, the ground pushes the player in the upward direction. The ground exerts a force on the player in the upward direction. The force exerted by the ground is greater than the gravitational force. Hence the player jumps up.
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