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Eastward Velocity, But A Westward Acceleration?

  1. Feb 22, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Under what condition can an object have an eastward velocity and a westward acceleration at the same time?

    2. Relevant equations

    How is this possible and why?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Is this true if the object has an eastward velocity then comes to a stop therefor accelerating west as well??
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  3. Feb 22, 2012 #2


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    That is certainly the most common method. Even just slowing down is enough. like when you are riding a bike across grass, in and Easterly direction, then stop pedalling for a little while.
  4. Feb 22, 2012 #3

    Okay, Thanks for your help.
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