The normal force can also be seen as a direct consequence of Newton

The normal force can also be seen as a direct consequence of Newton

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The normal force can also be seen as a direct consequence of Newton's Third Law. Continuing with the example of the man on the platform, his weight, due to the gravitational force, pushes down on the platform.
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Unformatted text preview: Newton's third law predicts that this force on the platform must be accompanied with an equal and opposite force applied to the man by the platform. This force is precisely the normal force....
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