Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 7 - Newton's Third Law - Conceptual Questions - Page 176: 4


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We know that the player pushes down on the floor and as a reaction the ground pushes him back. Thus, the player gains acceleration in upward direction as the force of his push is greater in magnitude than that of gravity.
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