Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 50: 3


The answer to both questions is yes.

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If an object is slowing down in the northward direction, it has a northward velocity and a southward acceleration. Additionally, if an object is going in a circular path, it's acceleration is perpendicular to its velocity, so it is possible to have a westward acceleration while moving northward.
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