Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension - Misconceptual Questions: 2

Answer

Only in case D.

Work Step by Step

Define the positive direction toward the east. A car traveling west, whose driver is stepping on the brake and slowing down, has a negative velocity and a positive acceleration (because its velocity is becoming more and more positive).
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