Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Questions: 10b

Answer

The direction of acceleration on the apple just after it is released is down.

Work Step by Step

After the apple is released, the only force acting upon it is gravity. Gravity is pulling the object towards the Earth, in this case that direction is down.
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