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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

If a car is traveling eastward, can its acceleration be westward? Explain.

To determine
The direction of the acceleration of a car.

Explanation

Acceleration is change in velocity. Positive acceleration has the same direction of velocity. Negative acceleration is opposite to the direction of velocity. If the car is slowing down while moving eastwards, then the acceleration will be negative.

The direction of the acceleration will be opposite to the direction of the car...

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