Can a body have constant speed and still have a varying velocity?

 

Can a body have constant velocity and have a varying speed?

Asked by damarlasumanjali | 18th Jun, 2014, 08:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Speed is the rate of change of distance and velocity gives the rate of change of displacement, i.e, its magnitude is speed as well as it has direction.
Hence, a body can have constant speed and still have varying velocity. For example: A body moving with 1 m/s due east and then with 1 m/s due west.
A body having constant velocity means its magnitude as well as direction remains same. Hence, a body having constant velocity will not have varying speed.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 19th Jun, 2014, 10:22: AM