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# Can an object change its direction when the magnitude of its velocity is zero?

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If the velocity is zero, the object is not moving. So if it moves at all, it is changing direction.

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## Related Questions Acceleration is the change in velocity of an object over time. Take note that velocity is a vector quantity which means that it has magnitude and direction...Thus...An object undergoes acceleration when:1. there is a change in the magnitude of the velocity (speed) of an object.2. there is a change in direction of an object.3. it changes both in direction and magnitude. The velocity of an object has two attributes, 1. its magnitude and 2. its direction. The difference betwen the velocity and the magnitude of the velocity is the direction! Changing the magnitude or direction of forces exerted on an object changes the net force (sum of all forces) exerted on the object. The net force exerted on an object is defined as mass times acceleration (F = ma), where mass, m, is constant. This means that when the net force exerted on the object changes in magnitude (or direction), its acceleration will also change in magnitude (or direction). 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On the other hand, speed remains constant if direction is changed and magnitude is kept constant, as speed is a scalar quantity.For an object to have constant velocity, it is necessary that the object move at a constant speed and not change course. That object must move in a straight line to have a constant velocity. The velocity can still change, even if the speed doesn't. This is because velocity is a vector - not only the magnitude is important, but also the direction. Yes. Velocity implies both a magnitude and a direction. An object going around in a circle moves at a constant speed, but the direction, and therefore the velocity, is changing.Yes. Velocity implies both a magnitude and a direction. An object going around in a circle moves at a constant speed, but the direction, and therefore the velocity, is changing.Yes. Velocity implies both a magnitude and a direction. An object going around in a circle moves at a constant speed, but the direction, and therefore the velocity, is changing.Yes. Velocity implies both a magnitude and a direction. An object going around in a circle moves at a constant speed, but the direction, and therefore the velocity, is changing. The speed and direction of an object combine to give its velocity with the speed being equal to the magnitude of the velocity. This is not always the case. But if an object moves in a circle, at constant speed, its velocity will change. Velocity is a vector - consisting of the magnitude (the speed), and a direction. So by definition, if the direction changes, the velocity changes - you have a different vector. Velocity is the time rate of change of displacement of an object. Velocity is the distance travelled in unit time in a stated direction. It is a vector quantity since it gives us both magnitude and direction. acceleration is change in velocity over time. It is important to know that speed is not a vector quantity; it is scalar (meaning it does not have direction), -- velocity does. Therefore, speed is only the MAGNITUDE of velocity. Also, acceleration is a vector quantity meaning it has both magnitude and direction. If you change EITHER magnitude or DIRECTION, acceleration changes. Okay anyway to answer your question, You can have the same magnitude of velocity (aka same speed) and still be accelerating if YOU CHANGE DIRECTION. --- gh Apply a force. Force=Mass x acceleration. (Acceleration = rate of change of velocity, in magnitude and direction, = force/mass). The speed of an object moving in a particular direction is called the velocity and it's a vector, that is, it has magnitude and direction. Speed is the scalar part of velocity. FALSE. Acceleration is the change of speed and/or direction of an object. the velocity of an object is the size of the speed/magnitude plus the direction it is going in A vector is used to represent direction and magnitude of speed. Velocity is the speed of an object and a specification of its direction of motion. Speed describes only how fast an object is moving, whereas velocity gives both how fast and in what direction the object is moving. Therefore a vector can be used to represent a velocity. The term "resultant velocity" implies a change in velocity which can be determined using vector analysis. Velocity is a vector quantity. That means it has direction and magnitude. Speed is a scalar quantity, it only has magnitude. It is possible to have constant speed and constant velocity but it is also possible to have constant speed but changing velocity if the object is changing direction.  The velocity does not change direction or magnitude. The object 1) may not be moving, or it 2) may be moving at a constant velocity. In the case of the latter, that means it's moving in the same direction and at a constant speed. Any change in the velocity of anything is known as 'acceleration'. In the case of a falling object near the Earth's surface, the direction of the velocity is constant, and its magnitude increases by 9.8 meters (32.2 feet) per second, every second. Yes. Velocity is a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. Speed is the magnitude of velocity. If speed is constant but the direction is changing, then the velocity is changing. An example is a car turning a corner without slowing down. True. It is accelerating because the velocity constantly changes. The velocity constantly changes because the direction changes - and a velocity is made up of a magnitude, and a direction.True. It is accelerating because the velocity constantly changes. 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