Please explain the statement that a body with 0 velocity can have constant acceleration

Asked by  | 15th Apr, 2011, 04:46: PM

Expert Answer:

You are standing on a train with an acceleration of 2 meters per sec squared. Your velocity is 0 with respect to the train, but your acceleration is a constant 2 with respect to the ground.

In cases where both are with respect to the same reference frame (as is usually assumed), they both must be 0 for your case to apply.

Answered by  | 15th Apr, 2011, 08:27: PM

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