College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 2 - Kinematics: Description of Motion - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 59: 5


Yes, it is possible for the jogger's instantaneous velocity to be negative.

Work Step by Step

Velocity is a vector quantity. Let's say the jogger's average velocity is along a positive directed axis. If part of the jog is done along the negative direction, the jogger has a negative instantaneous velocity at the time.
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