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

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Chapter 5 - Force and Motion - Exercises and Problems - Page 135: 24

Answer

There are two forces acting on the cat. The force of gravity points straight down. The normal force from the windowsill points straight up. Since the cat is at rest, these two forces have the same magnitude. Note that the oval in the free body diagram represents the cat.
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Work Step by Step

There are two forces acting on the cat. The force of gravity points straight down. The normal force from the windowsill points straight up. Since the cat is at rest, these two forces have the same magnitude. Note that the oval in the free body diagram represents the cat.
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