Physics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Kinematics in One Dimension - Check Your Understanding: 6

Answer

Yes

Work Step by Step

Yes, the instantaneous velocity can have a negative value if the direction of movement is opposite to the direction of the destination. In fact, the positive direction is defined, so whether the velocity is in the positive or the negative direction completely depends on what is defined as the positive or negative direction.
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