negative acceleration


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negative acceleration

[′neg·əd·iv ik‚sel·ə′rā·shən]
(mechanics)
Acceleration in a direction opposite to the velocity, or in the direction of the negative axis of a coordinate system.
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Students further articulated their misconception that an object with negative acceleration is always slowing down by stating that the velocity of such an object would have to approach 0.
Each of these groups agreed upon the misconception that negative acceleration means an object is slowing down (the students are confident in their prediction, which will differ from the results obtained with the CBL).
To make the difference between positive and negative accelerations, it is necessary to fix the reference value corresponding for 0g.