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.).

Items that test for misconception FMM117 in this key idea (If a force acts on an object in the…)
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FM011005

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.

30%

FM064004

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

17%