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Signs of Acceleration and Velocity

1. Discuss the validity of each of the following statements. Provide examples to support the answers.

a) If the acceleration of an object is positive, it is speeding up. If the acceleration of an object is negative, it is slowing down.
b) If the velocity of an object is positive, it is moving away from the origin. If the velocity of an object is negative, it is moving toward the origin.

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Acceleration is how fast one is speeding up or slowing down. The best example would be that of a car. As you press the gas pedal down further and further the car goes faster and faster, thus the ...

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Positve and negative acceleration and velocity are investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response was given a rating of "5/5" by the student who originally posted the question.

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