Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 2 - Kinematics in One Dimension - Conceptual Questions: 10

Answer

The velocity and the acceleration have opposite directions.

Work Step by Step

After landing, the shuttle is still moving forward so the velocity is still directed toward the front of the shuttle. However, the speed is decreasing because the acceleration is directed opposite the direction of motion. In this case, the acceleration is directed toward the back of the shuttle.
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