What is retardation? Write its formula. Given an example where it acts on a body.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 9th Nov, 2016, 03:51: PM

Expert Answer:

Retardation is a decrease in acceleration. This means that retardation is the rate of decrease in velocity. A positive sign of the magnitude of acceleration shows increase in velocity and a negative sign shows decrease in velocity.

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Example: When brakes are applied to a moving bicycle, there is retardation in its motion.

Answered by  | 9th Nov, 2016, 05:51: PM

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