1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data My teacher said that if you are holding an object in your hands and lowering it downwards, you are applying force in the upwards direction. How does this make sense and are there any other cases where the direction of an objects force is opposite the direction of its motion? 2. Relevant equations -- 3. The attempt at a solution Does this only happen when an object is slowing down in one direction- slowing down in one direction, the force applied on the object is in the opposite direction?