Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 4 - Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion - Questions: 15

Answer

If you stand still, the net force on you is zero. The ground exerts an upward normal force on you that cancels your downwardly-directed weight.

Work Step by Step

The two forces add to zero, and you don’t rise in the air: in fact, you do not accelerate at all.
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