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Misconception FMM118:

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 slow down. (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.)

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



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.