Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 4 - Think and Discuss: 111


The force you exert on the ground is greater than your weight.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 63-64. The net force on you is upward, because you are accelerating upward. To make the net force on you point upward, the ground must push up on you with a force greater than the downward force of gravity. The force you exert on the ground is equal and opposite to the force it exerts on you.
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