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# Accelation due to change in direction?

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Acceleration is a change in velocity with respect to time. Velocity is a vector quantity, meaning it has both a direction and a speed. Acceleration is therefore also a vector quantity. So if you change the direction an object is moving without changing its speed, you are still accelerating the object.

The best example of this is circular motion. If you tie a string to a rock and swing around your head at a steady rate, the speed of the rock stays the same but its direction is continually changing. It is accelerating, and the acceleration vector points directly to the center of rotation.

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## Related Questions

The change in the speed or velocity of the body is a accelation, accelation are of two types one is uniform accelation and and non uniform accelation...

A change in direction does cause a change in velocity. Speed is increased due to acceleration when direction is reversed.

No. It may also be due to a change in direction. Velocity can be considered the combination of a speed and a direction.

Refraction is a change in direction of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium.

If the work that they want to do is not being accomplished, they may want to change the direction of force. They may also want to change the direction of force due to space constraints.

A change in plant growth due to gravity is gravitropism. Roots have a tendency to grow in the direction of strongest gravitational pull.

Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity, and is a result of a force being applied on the object in question. Acceleration will not always result in an object changing direction, but it is capable of it (in the case of centripetal acceleration, all it does is change the direction.) Acceleration is a vector, therefore a direction must always be given when a value is stated.

An object moving in a circle at constant speed is accelerating because its direction is constantly changing.

Centrepetal force-orbits E.G. Earth orbits the sun at a constant speed but also changes its direction, thus its velocity. This means that the almost constant change in velocity causes there to be a constant acceleration because of the change on direction.

A change in velocity constitutes a change in direction because velocity includes direction.

It can't. If there is a change in direction, there is a change in velocity ("velocity" includes the direction), and therefore, an acceleration.It can't. If there is a change in direction, there is a change in velocity ("velocity" includes the direction), and therefore, an acceleration.It can't. If there is a change in direction, there is a change in velocity ("velocity" includes the direction), and therefore, an acceleration.It can't. If there is a change in direction, there is a change in velocity ("velocity" includes the direction), and therefore, an acceleration.

Slow down, speed up, change direction, or slow down and change direction, or speed up and change direction.

Acceleration is change in direction.Or change in speed.Or both.

Yes. Because a change of direction is the change of velocity and velocity changes in either speed or direction.

A change in current through an inductor will induce a voltage into that conductor, the direction of which will always oppose that change in current. This is a natural phenomenon due to the conservation of energy.

acceleration in a direction that is not parallel to the direction you are moving

The change in speed of light changes the direction.

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