Negative Velocity

  • #1
How do you know that a object's velocity is 0.00 or below meaning that is not moving at all?
 

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  • #2
Pengwuino
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You're confusing speed and velocity. Velocity is a vector, it has direction and magnitude. The speed is that magnitude. Speed is strictly positive, while velocity can be negative.
 
  • #3
But when I get the length of the velocity vector, it can never get to negative and I think that the lowest is 1?
 
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Pengwuino
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The length is the magnitude, aka the speed, which can never be negative (of course it can be 0, that just means theres no movement).
 

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