Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - For Thought and Discussion: 4

Answer

The answer to both questions is yes.

Work Step by Step

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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