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Answered 2010-03-09 00:29:55

No. Acceleration is simply the change in velocity, or the change in speed, whichever way want to think about it. If the object is slowing down, it has a negative acceleration. If it is speeding up, it has a positive acceleration. If it is at a constant speed/velocity, it has zero acceleration.

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If a moving object speeds up in what direction is the acceleration?

The acceleration is the same direction of the velocity

Do acceleration only speeds up an object?

No. At least the way the word "acceleration" is used in physics, it refers to any change in velocity, divided by the time it takes for the change.

How does acceleration affect an object's motion?

acceleration slows and speeds up an object's motion. acceleration is the application of force in any direction on an object. it can cause and object to turn also. acceleration is defined as the rate of which and object's velocity changes.

When an object no longer speeds up?

It now lacks acceleration and is either maintaining constant speed or is decelerating.

What is a scientific term for 'speeds up '?

The scientific term for 'speeds up' is acceleration

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False. At least the way "acceleration" is described in physics, acceleration involves any change in velocity - so the "accelerating" object can speed up, slow down, or simply change direction.

As a freely falling object speeds up what is happening to its acceleration due to gravity?

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What is necessary for an object to acceleration?

In order for an object to accelerate, it's only necessary that all of the forces on it don't add up to zero.

What has zero acceleration?

Anything that is not moving or is moving at a constant speed has zero acceleration. An object that is slowing down has a negative acceleration, an object that is speeding up has a positive acceleration.

What occurs any time an object speeds up slows down or changes direction?

Acceleration. Acceleration is change in velocity. Velocity is its speed and direction. So when one of these things changes, it is undergoing acceleration. Acceleration can be the object speeding up, slowing down, turning right, turning left, etc. Deceleration is lowering the rate of change. You are experiencing no change if you are moving in a straight line at a constant speed.

How do you find the weight of an object if given only the mass and the planet the object is on?

-- In a reference book or on-line, look up the acceleration of gravity on the surface of that planet. -- Multiply the mass of the object by the acceleration of gravity in the place where the object is. The result is the object's weight in that place.

Examples of positive acceleration?

An object moves in a positive direction, and speeds up. Remember, in physics problems, you declare which direction is positive, just to make problems easier.

What is negative acceleration?

Negative Acceleration:Negative Acceleration refers to an object whose speed decreases as it moves away from its original starting position.Actually, that's not entirely correct. Acceleration is a vector quantity and, therefore, depends on direction. If an object is moving in a straight line, in the negative direction, its acceleration is positive if its speed decreases with time and negative if its speed increases with time.Think of it this way: if the acceleration vector is pointed in the same direction as the way an object is moving, the object speeds up. If the acceleration vector is pointed opposite the direction of motion, it slows down.

What is the rate of change of velocity which occurs if an object speeds up changes direction or slows down?

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What are the characteristics of acceleration?

Kinetic energy is used and also potential as it speeds up

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what happens when a moving object speeds up,slows down,or changes direction?

When does an object have no acceleration?

When it is stationary, or when the velocity is constant. If it is speeding up or slowing down, it has acceleration.

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What is the scientific meaning of the word acceleration?

Change in velocity divided by the amount of time needed for the change to occur;takes place when an object speeds up,slows down,or changes direction

What is the acceleration of an object at rest?

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What are 2 ways acceleration can change?

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If something has a change in motion it has what?

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