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

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

Expert Answer:

Yes.

Acceleration means rate of change of velocity.

and

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

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