College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 2 - Conceptual Questions: 3

Answer

There are two forces acting on a person lying on a beach. The force of gravity acts downward, and a normal force from the beach acts upward.

Work Step by Step

There are two forces acting on a person lying on a beach. The force of gravity acts downward, and a normal force from the beach acts upward. Since the person is not accelerating, the net force is zero. Therefore, these two opposing forces have the same magnitude.
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