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Consider the normal force on a book at rest on a tabletop. If the table is tilted so that the surface forms an inclined plane, will the magnitude of the normal force change? If so , how?

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The below figure represents the free body diagram of the book on an inclined plane .

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When a book of mass m,is on rest on a table top , it has a magnitude of normal force of (N = mg). But when the plane surface forms an inclined plane , the magnitude of normal force is given by N- mg cose = 0 N = mg cose

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