Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Acceleration - Conceptual Example - Page 21: 2.1



Work Step by Step

The book analyzes this question in terms of graphs and derivatives, which can be helpful. Another way to think of this is practical applications. Consider throwing a ball up into the air. At the exact top of the path, when the ball swiches from going up to going down, it is stationary. However, it is still accelerating as gravity is still acting on it.
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