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?
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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