|By Wheeleroppie5 (Wheeleroppie5) on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 08:49 pm: Edit|
Why is it that an object can accelerate while traveling at a constant speed, but not at a constant velocity?
|By Hsimpson2k4 (Hsimpson2k4) on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 08:55 pm: Edit|
Speed has nothing to do direction. It can go 40 miles per hour around a curve. Thus there is centripetal acceleration, the velocity has changed, but the speed is constant.
YAY my first time helping someone in physics!
|By Mo222 (Mo222) on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
Yea acceleration is a generic term -- means slowing down, speeding up, or changing direction. The speeding up & slowing down can't happen at constant speed. But speed doesnt say anything about constant direction.
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