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Consider a block on a platform with weight 10 N

Consider a block on a platform with weight 10 N - Thus in...

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Consider a block on a platform with weight 10 N. In addition, someone pushes downward on the block with an additional force of 15 N. The platform thus experiences a total force of 25 N, and reacts with a normal force of 25 N, keeping the block in equilibrium.
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Unformatted text preview: Thus, in the situation of a horizontal object, the normal force is simple: it is merely equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to all forces applied to the surface....
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