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# Can a body have nonzero average speed but have zero average velocity give example?

91011 ###### 2011-04-26 09:51:15

An object moving in a circular path at constant speed will have a non-zero average speed and zero average velocity since velocity is a vector parameter,

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## Related Questions   For example, an object goes in a circle, at a speed of 50 km/hour. The average speed is 50 km/hour; the average velocity is zero. No because velocity defined as speed in a given direction so if speed is 0 then velocity must also be 0 For the instantaneous value of average velocity, average speed and average velocity are equal. It is not possible because the average velocity is equal to the displacement in a given time interval, ie: V = (displacement) / (time interval) As the zero displacement average speed will also be zero. Velocity is speed and its direction. Average velocity is average speed and its direction. velocity is a vector and speed is scalar. Velocity has magnitude and directions, with magnitude being speed. The magnitude of average velocity and average speed is the same. velocity is just a general term for speed (it could be average velocity or instantaneous velocity). Instantaneous velocity/speed (same thing) is the speed at that second. If you are familiar with calculus, it is the derivative of the position graph. Whereas average velocity is how fast the object is going in, for example, 1 hour, it is the speed that is maintained the whole hour (or the average) Instantaneous would be that at the second, at for example t=1.425, the speed is 24m/h . something along those lines The correct term is velocity, not velocity.There is no reason why an object cannot have 0 velocity and 0 average speed - relative to some fixed reference point. I assume that your school, for example, has 0 velocity and 0 average speed. speed is a scalar quantity with magnitude only but no direction; velocity is a vector with both magnitude (speed) AND direction, which could be positive or negative  no its a vector quantity,not a scalar quantity,bcz still it z a velocity bt NT a speed On a typical journey the average velocity is the straight-line distance between the start and finish, divided by the time taken, and it also has a direction. The average speed is the actual distance run, divided by the speed. The average speed might not be equal to the magnitude of the average velocity. For example on a round trip the average speed might be 40 mph, while the average velocity is zero.  Average velocity equals the average speed if (and only if) the motion is in the same direction. If not, the average speed, being the average of the absolute value of the velocity, will be larger. Velocity is a speed with a direction (e.g. 20 miles per hour North). your example is an average velocity. velocity is displacement over elapsed time. it is speed. i know this and im only 11 The magnitude of average velocity of an object equal to its average speed if that object is moving with CONSTANT velocity. The term "velocity", as used in physics, DOES have an associated direction. Most derived terms, such as "average velocity", also do.  Since speed is a scalar quantity, the only way the average speed can be zero is if the instantaneous speed is at all times zero, making it not a moving body, so no on the average speed. The average velocity, on the other hand, can easily be zero. The simplest example is you running in a circle. Yes, since velocity is speed and direction its average can be zero. For example say a plane flies from point A to point B at 300 mph and turns around to go from B to A at 300 mph; its average velocity is 0 since it is in the same spot as it started ( the velocity vectors cancel) but its average speed is 300 mph. the instantaneous velocity or speed is the speed a body travels at a particular and average velocity is the total distance an object That is the case when you are talking about instantaneous speed and velocity - or when the velocity is constant. In the case of an average speed and velocity, this relation does not hold. Velocity (or speed) = Distance &divide; Time In this example, speed = 300/6 = 50 kph One example of Velocity is that if you are running in the same direction, your speed and velocity is the same. But if you are running AROUND the track, your speed is the same but your velocity is changing.

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