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In this case, acceleration is positive. Negative acceleration would cause the object to slow down (decelerate.)

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Deceleration. Negative acceleration = Velocity is decreasing by time. Positive acceleration = Velocity is increasing by time. Zero acceleration = Velocity is the same by time.


when velocity is increasing,accleration is positiveand when velocity is decreasing,accleration is said to be negative.


when the acceleration of the body is positive its mean that its velocity is increasing and the speed of the motion also increases and speed will decrease when acceleration is negative.


Positive acceleration means the magnitude of velocity is increasing,i.e. something is speeding up.Negative acceleration means the magnitude of velocity is decreasing,i.e. something is slowing down.


no a body can only have positive velocity .sometimes it have negative acceleration


Positive Acceleration refers to the force acting on an object whose speed increases as it moves away from its original starting position. If the velocity is increasing along with time it is called positive acceleration, and if the velocity decreases it is negative acceleration.


Yes, decreasing acceleration could still be positive, which yields an increase in velocity (speed). Velocity is the rate of change of position, and acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. As long as the acceleration is positive, then velocity is increasing. If acceleration becomes negative, then velocity is decreasing. ======================= I second that accelerated motion ! Even if the acceleration is petering out, as long as it's still more than zero, the speed can be increasing. By the way ... you can have a big solid acceleration, and it doesn't mean that the speed or the size of the velocity has to be increasing. Or even changing. But that's another story.


Yes. An object slowing down but still moving in a positive direction has a positive velocity but a negative acceleration.


Concave up. "Acceleration is increasing with time" tells us that the derivative of acceleration is positive. Since acceleration is the derivative of velocity, this means that the second derivative of velocity is positive. By definition, having a non-negative second derivative means that velocity is concave up.


Velocity can either increase or decrease. It can do so at either an increasing or decreasing rate (positive or negative acceleration)


positive acceleration helps to increase the velocity for positive direction while negative acceleration resists the motion.


The rate of change of velocity is called acceleration or deceleration depending on whether change is negative or positive ie; velocity is increasing or decreasing.


If acceleration is positive then velocity goes on increasing by equal amount in equal intervals of time, however small the interval may be If the same acceleration is negative then velocity goes on decreasing as described above


Retardation or deceleration is negative acceleration. It is opposite to the direction of velocity.


Acceleration is change in velocity. It is a vector, so some direction is choosen as positive and the opposite direction as negative. Then you have two possibilities;(1) the object is increasing its speed in the negative direction. (2) the object is decreasing its speed in the positive direction. Both of these give negative acceleration. For example; if up is choosen as positive then acceleration due to gravity is always negative because when a projectile is projected up with some initial velocity it decreases its speed on the way up. But on the way down its increasing its speed, in the negative direction.


If your acceleration is increasing then by default your velocity has to increase. Acceleration = velocity/time so if acceleration is increasing the velocity is also increasing... And just for fun, just as the change in distance is velocity, and change in velocity is acceleration with respect to time, the change in acceleration with respect to Time is called a jerk


Yes.If the car is backing up, but slowing down, then its velocity is in the negative direction, and its acceleration is in the positive direction.


Acceleration is the change in velocity of an object. If an object is travelling at an unchanging speed, its speed is neither increasing (which would make a positive acceleration) nor decreasing (which would make a negative acceleration). Thus, the acceleration is 0.


A positive acceleration is a change in velocity such that the latter velocity is greater than the former velocity and is therefore going fasterwhile a negative acceleration or deceleration is a change in velocity such that the latter velocity is lesser than the former velocity and is therefore going slower.Now let us look at the equation of a uniform acceleration (the change in velocity is uniform):a = (vf-vi)/sIf the final velocity is greater, you will have a positive acceleration. If the initial velocity is greater, you will have a deceleration.


no because acceleration can be negative due to decreasing of velocity so its not possible


If the velocity and acceleration are in the same direction and the acceleration is a positive value greater than zero then the speed is increasing.


Yes, velocity is the integral of acceleration and their signs at any given time are independent.


It cannot have negative velocity, it can have negative acceleration.


firstly, we should know what is meaning of accelerate i.e(to increase)that means acceleration is something which increases some physical quantity.In mechanics,acceleration means rate of change of velocity per unit time .a=v-u/twhere v=final velocity, u=initial velocity ,t=time& a=accelerationnow ,if the change in velocity is positive then i.e final velocity is greater than initial velocity.Suppose to be positive acceleration or simply acceleration.But when change in velocity is negative then acceleration is negative suppose to bedeceleration.Important thing is that acceleration is vector .so ,positive or negative accelerationindicates direction of acceleration.hence , force ,by Newton's second law.acceleration tends to increase the velocity of a moving body in the direction of motion while deceleration tends to decrease the velocity of the moving body applies in opposite direction of motion upto zero velocity after which it accelerate means increase velocity of the body but in opposite direction of initial direction of motion.


Acceleration and deceleration are related by their their sign. Acceleration is positive ( increase in velocity with time) and deceleration is negative (decrease in velocity with time).



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