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# Can the speed of an object changes if there is constant velocity?

No, constant velocity implies constant speed.

But velocity can change even when speed remains constant, since speed is a scalar quantity but velocity is a vector quantity.

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## Related Questions

No. Speed can remain constant when velocity changes, but velocity can't remain constant when speed changes.

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 a vector with magnitude (speed) and direction. Since the linear velocity changes direction the speed is constant but the velocity is NOT constant.

Yes. The velocity can change if the speed remains constant and the direction changes.

"Velocity" means the speed of the object and the direction in which it's moving.If the direction changes, then the velocity has changed, even though the speedmay be constant.

Consider an object turning in a circle at a constant speed. Because velocity is not just the value of speed, but also the direction in which the object is moving, the velocity would not be constant.

Constant velocity has speed always constant along the direction with respect to time. Variable velocity changes its speed with respect to time. Constant velocity has zero acceleration. Variable velocity has non-zero acceleration . An object moving at a constant velocity maintains both the same speed and direction. An object moving at a variable velocity can be changing speed or direction of travel or both.

Yes. An object moving in a straight line at constant speed has constant velocity.

An object's speed changes whenever the rate of change between the distance the object travels and the time it takes to travel that distance changes. Do not confuse speed with velocity; speed is scalar, and velocity is vector. Velocity can change when speed remains constant.

Acceleration means the velocity changes. Velocity is made up of speed and a direction, so if only the direction changes, the velocity still changes, and therefore there is acceleration. The typical example is moving around in a circle.

No. Velocity has two parts, speed and direction A constant velocity means that both the speed and the direction must be constant. So a constant velocity must have a constant speed.

Of course, since velocity is a vector quantity and speed is a scalar quantity, velocity has something speed does not: direction. Thus, an object can travel at the same speed by has a changing direction of movement, and therefore a changing velocity. For instance, a ball on a string moving in a circle at the same speed is constantly changing its velocity, which results in its path of motion.Yes. Velocity is (speed and direction of motion). If direction changes, then velocitychanges, even if speed is constant.Examples:-- Car going around a curve at a constant speed has changing velocity.-- Anything traveling a circular path at a constant speed has changing velocity.

No, velocity is a vector quantity and measures both speed and direction. If the velocity of an object is constant then that would also mean the speed would stay constant.

No. Speed is the magnitude of the velocity. If either or both the speed and direction vary, the velocity is not constant.

If the velocity changes, the speed may, or may not, change. The velocity can be thought of as having two components: a speed, and a direction. It is possible to change only the direction, for example, when an object moves in a circle at a constant speed. In this case, the velocity changes, but the speed does not.

Answer: No, the speed is constant, but the velocity changes, since the direction changes. Please be sure you understand the difference between "speed" and "velocity", as used in physics. Speed is scalar which has only magnitude but not direction Whereas velocity is having both. So is a vector quantitiy

No. The speed can be consant but direction can change and thus the velocity changes.

Velocity includes both speed and direction, so velocity will change when an object changes direction while maintaining it's speed. An example is a car at constant speed around a curve.

Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity over a given time period. Velocity is a vector quantity: it includes speed and direction. That being said, you can accelerate an object without changing its speed by simply changing its direction. A body moving along the circumference of a circle its speed may remain a constant, but its velocity will not be a constant since its direction of motion continuously changes, since the velocity changes it has an acceleration.

I think a body in uniform circular motion can have a constant speed, but variable velocity. Since this body is in circular motion, it changes it's direction. Thus having a variable velocity.

The object is moving in a path that keeps curving. Since its speed (magnitude of velocity) is constant, its path would be circular.

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.

It can, but it won't always. In other words, if the speed is constant, the velocity may, or may not, be constant as well.

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