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Diffrence between deceleration and negative deceleration? Watch

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    I'm confused since I'm told that they aren't the same thing? But algebraically they are. Help?
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    Do you mean negative acceleration?

    Definition of deceleration is that an object is slowing down, negative acceleration is reducing velocity (or becoming more negative) in a given direction. Deceleration isn't a vector but negative acceleration is.
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    You can have a negative acceleration.
    All the negative means it is accelerating in the opposite way to whatever you have set as 'forwards' (Positive)
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    Acceleration is when you move forward, so deceleration is when you don't.

    Guessing negative deceleration is when you **** up and crash your car or something.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Do you mean negative acceleration?

    Definition of deceleration is that an object is slowing down, negative acceleration is reducing velocity (or becoming more negative) in a given direction. Deceleration isn't a vector but negative acceleration is.
    Yes, thank you. Damn physics is confusing.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Do you mean negative acceleration?

    Definition of deceleration is that an object is slowing down, negative acceleration is reducing velocity (or becoming more negative) in a given direction. Deceleration isn't a vector but negative acceleration is.


    So a negative acceleration would be a mirror image of the accelerating graph about the x axis?
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    (Original post by DYoverDX)
    So a negative acceleration would be a mirror image of the accelerating graph about the x axis?
    What do the axis show?
 
 
 
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