A 1.75 kg book is sitting on a stationary table. What is the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the book by the table?

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The force exerted on the book by the table refers to the normal force  `F_N` .

Note that a normal force is always perpendicular to the surface of contact. It is always directed upward, too.

Since the book is lying on a stationary table which means that the surface is horizontal and...

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