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# Does acceleration happen when your stopping?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Raecooker

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13y ago

When you change your straight-line velocity (speed) from slow to fast you have positive acceleration and from fast to slow it will be negative acceleration.

Acceleration = velocity change divided by time taken.

So when you are traveling at say 10 m/s and decelerate to zero in 5 seconds, your (negative) acceleration will be = (0-10)/5 = - 2 metres per sec per sec.

Normally expressed as -2m/s^2.

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