Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Average Motion - Got It?: 2.1

Answer

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Only the direct trip has the average speed the same as the average velocity, for whenever the path is not straight, average speed and average velocity are different. For the ones that differ, the average speed is greater. After all, speed is always positive, while velocity can have negative components when the flight is not direct.

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