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can an object have an eastward velocity experiencing a westward acceleration?

can an object have an eastward velocity experiencing a westward acceleration?

Grade:11

3 Answers

Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
9 years ago

Yes it can. If the speed of the object is decreasing.

Ashwin Muralidharan IIT Madras
290 Points
9 years ago

Hi Suchin,

 

Yes it is ery much possible.

Say a car is travelling east whicle the breakes are applied.

So the velocity of the car is in the eastern direction but as breakes are applied it retards, meaning the accn is westward.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Wish you all the best.

 

Regards,

Ashwin (IIT Madras).

Amandeep Singh
32 Points
9 years ago
yes it is possible like in case of de-acceleration of an object moving eastward with some velocity

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