Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Newton’s First and Second Laws - Got It?: 4.2

Answer

b)

Work Step by Step

Just like acceleration does not have to be in the direction of the motion of the object, the force does not have to be in the direction of the motion of an object. After all, I can pull a moving cart to try to speed it up, or I can pull in the opposite direction and try to stop it.
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