The normal force is?
The force of contact between two objects in contact and it is normal to the surface between them
- NCSLv 71 month ago
The normal force ("N" in the image) is indeed perpendicular ("normal") to the surface of contact. For the case of an object on an incline, its magnitude is
N = m*g*cosΘ
where Θ is measured from horizontal.
When Θ = 0, cosΘ = 1 and the normal force is equal to the weight. As Θ approaches 90º, the normal force due to the weight approaches zero.
If other forces are present, they can affect the normal force depending upon their direction.
Hope this helps!
- oubaasLv 71 month ago
The one shown in the pic called FL