Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Questions - Page 131: 13


a. Yes; Equal and opposite to the force of the earth on the apple. b. Yes; The weight of the apple.

Work Step by Step

a. Yes, by Newton’s third law, regardless of the apple’s state of motion, it exerts a gravitational force on the Earth equal in magnitude to the force that the Earth exerts on it. b. The latter force is what we refer to as the weight of the apple.
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