Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

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

Answer

Yes

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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