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It accelerates in the opposite direction. Its velocity increases in the opposite direction to the direction that has been assigned positive.

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How does positive acceleration and negative acceleration affect motion?

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

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At that moment, the object isn't moving - but since the velocity is changing, it soon will.

When velocity is negative and accelerative is negative what happens to an object's motion?

When velocity is negative and accelerative is negative the the object's motion is speeding up.

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How is motion demonstratd with snowboarding?

Snowboarding demonstrates speed, velocity, and acceleration. It can also demonstrate a positive or negative value for velocity and acceleration.

What is the relationship between motion speed velocity and acceleration?

Speed is a measure of motion and velocity just includes what direction it happens in.Acceleration is a measure of changes in speed.

What is the definition of negative velocity?

Observe that the object below moves in the negativedirection with a changing velocity. An object which moves in the negative direction has a negative velocity. If the object is speeding up then its acceleration vector is directed in the same direction as its motion (in this case, a negative acceleration).

When is acceleration negative?

Acceleration is negative if velocity is decreasing with time. Since velocity is a vector this can occur in one of two ways: 1) you are slowing down in the direction of motion and the velocity in that direction is defined as positive (this is what we usually mean by negative acceleration) 2) you are speeding up in the direction of motion and the velocity in that direction is defined as negative. An example of this is an object launched into the air which immediately starts to decelerate in it's upward velocity, reaches it's highest velocity, and then begins accelerating towards the ground. If we call the velocity upward a positive velocity, then when it starts falling, it has negative velocity. Note that acceleration (due to gravity) is negative the whole time.

Do Both speed and acceleration include the direction of an object's motion?

No. The velocity of an object is how fast it is moving as well as the direction of the motion. So when considering one dimension, the velocity can be positive or negative. The speed of the object is simply the magnitude (absolute value, in the case of one dimension) of the velocity, with no direction. Acceleration is the change in velocity and does include direction. So if an object has a positive velocity (in one dimension) and its speed increases, the acceleration is negative. However, if the speed of an object moving the negative direction increases, then the acceleration is negative, because the velocity becomes "more negative."

When angular velocity decreases the direction of angular acceleration is opposite to angular velocity .why?

Take the velocity to be in positive direction. Positive acceleration increases velocity and they are in the same direction. Negative acceleration reduce velocity and they are in opposite direction. It does not matter if the motion in linear or anfular.

Should acceleration and velocity always have the same direction in a downward motion?

If you are talking about free fall, acceleration due to gravity and velocity will both be negative, until terminal velocity is reached, at which point the falling object is no longer accelerating and has constant negative velocity.

When a car's velocity is negative and its acceleration is negative what is happening to the car's motion?

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A car has an acceleration of -5 ms squared describe the cars motion?

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What is acceleration in science?

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How is velocity of zero different from an accerlation at zero?

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When velocity is positive and acceleration is zero what happens to an objects motion?

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What is the difference bet increasing acceleration and increasing deceleration?

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How are motion and acceleration different?

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What is the difference between positive and negative acceleration?

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What type of motion is occurring when the slope of a velocity vs time graph is changing?

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When an object's initial velocity is less than its final velocity what does that indicate?

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