For a block at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface, we only have the weight and the normal acting on the block.
1) A block sits at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. Which of the following sketches most closely resembles the correct free body diagram for all forces acting on the block. Each red arrow represents a force. A, B, C, or D?
2) Briefly describe the forces represented by each of the arrows in your choice for the above question.
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