can an object be accelerated without speeding up or slowing down?

Asked by Bidyashree Rout | 19th Sep, 2013, 07:50: AM

Expert Answer:


Acceleration means rate of change of velocity.


Velocity is speed in a particular direction.

So, if the velocity changes either speed or direction, there is some acceleration.

So, if we change the direction, and not necessarily the speed, we are still accelerating.

Answered by  | 19th Sep, 2013, 12:53: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.