If an object is moving at a constant rate of 2 m/s. Does it still count as acceleration?

OwenT154  Sep 13, 2017

No.  It has a constant velocity of  2m/s.   Acceleration means that the  velocity is increasing (  it is changing   ie  NOT constant).   If it is stated that the object is moving with a constant velocity,it cannot be accelerating. 


The difference : Constant velocity ,the object's  velocity stays the same and never changes

                        : acceleration , the object's velocity is continually changing (increasing)

Also note that


if the  constant velocity is given in m/s  

then the acceleration will be given in m/s/s    which is usually written as  m/s^(-2)

frasinscotland  Sep 13, 2017

great job!

OwenT154  Sep 13, 2017

Also.....If the object's speed is decreasing, it is accelerating...or if the speed is constant and the object is changing its direction, it is accelerating.


My dad used to quiz me on this all the time while riding in the car, haha smiley

hectictar  Sep 13, 2017
edited by hectictar  Sep 13, 2017

Acceleration is the rate of progress in the speed of a protest as it moves. If a question keeps up a consistent speed, it is not quickening. Increasing speed just happens when the speed of the question changes. In the event that the question is changing speed at a steady rate, Do My Assignment For Me. the protest is moving with consistent acceleration. You can compute the rate of increasing speed, measured in meters every second every second, in view of the time it takes you to travel between various velocities, or in light of the mass of a question.

amykl  Sep 13, 2017

Thank you for this information, I will use it frequently!

OwenT154  Sep 14, 2017

If an object is moving at a constant rate of 2 m/s, then it has an acceleration of 0 m/s/s.

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