C- Normal contact force.

C-  Normal contact force.

  • The normal force is the support force exerted upon an object that is in contact with another stable object.
  • For example; if a book is resting upon a surface, then the surface is exerting an upward force upon the book in order to support the weight of the book.
  • On occasions, a normal force is exerted horizontally between two objects that are in contact with each other. For instance, if a person leans against a wall, the wall pushes horizontally on the person.
  • We use “N” or “R” as symbol.
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