Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Questions: 3a

Answer

All paths have the same velocity.

Work Step by Step

Since velocity is a vector quantity, direction is taken into account. Set the right as the positive direction. 1. Travels to the right two segments, and the left one segment. This is a net total of one positive segment. 2. Travels one to the the left, and two to the right: net total of one positive segment 3. Travels one to the right: net total is one positive segment 4. Travels 1.5 segments right, 2 to the left, and l.5 to the right: net total one positive segment.
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