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Misconception FMM117:

When a force acts on an object in the direction of the object's motion, the speed of the object will increase for a while and then level off at the higher speed (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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The speed of a sailboat will continue to increase the entire time the force of the wind pushing it forward is greater than the force of the water slowing it down.



Use of tables of speed versus time, and information about forces acting on an object, to determine its speed at various times.