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A ball acceleration and velocity vectors

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    a ball is thrown vertically upward and then comes back down. during the flight up and down the velocity and acceleration vectors are
    A first in opposite directions then in the same
    B always in the same direction
    C first in the same then in opposite directions
    D always in opposite directions-no

    3. The attempt at a solution
    ikm guessing a because the acceleration vector is gravity
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2

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    Re: A ball acceleration andvelocity vectors

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    When the ball is going up, in which direction does the velocity vector point?
    And in which direction does the gravity vector point?

    After that, when the ball is going down, in which direction does the velocity vector point?
    And in which direction does the gravity vector point?
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 #3
    Re: A ball acceleration andvelocity vectors

    so it would be A
     
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