We're learning about normal forces and I came up with the following scenario. Its conclusion doesn't make sense, and I was wondering where I went wrong in my assumptions?
If you put a book on a table, the table exerts a normal force on the book, the book in turn exerts a normal force on the table (Newton's Third Law). If the normal force exerted on the table by the book were NB, the weight of the table were WT, and the weight of the book were WB, would the force that the table exerted on the ground be NB + WT + WB?
This really confused me because the force exerted on the ground by the table would increase by twice the weight of the book, which makes no sense.