# Is it possible to accelerate while traveling at a constant velocity?

If you accelerate, your velocity isn't constant.

### Can it have zero acceleration and non zero velocity?

Yes this is possible, when the velocity is constant. When velocity is constant there is no change in velocity, if there is no change in velocity then is no acceraltion. e.g. : a car traveling at a constant speed of 40m/s

### Can an object traveling at constant velocity have acceleration?

No. An object traveling at a constant velocity is not accelerating.

### Why does a car traveling at constant speed can accelerate while a car at constant velocity connot?

The question is inherantly flawed. A car traveling at a constant speed cannot accelerate, if it could it's speed would not be constant. "Constant speed" means that speed is not increasing or decreasing but remain consistent over time. For example, if you cover 10 feet during each second, your speed is constant. "Constant velocity" implies constant speed, but it has an additional constraint: you can't change your direction. If you travel constantly at 10 feet… Read More

### Why is an object traveling in a circular motion accelerating?

acceleration is change in velocity.. and velocity constantly changes in circular motion, as the direction constantly changes. This constant change in velocity causes the object to accelerate.

### Why is it that an object can accelerate while traveling at constant speed but not at constant velocity?

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.

### When a ball is traveling at a constant velocity of 50 ms and has been traveling for over 2 minutes what is the balls acceleration?

When something is traveling at a constant velocity it has no acceleration. In other words your answer is 0.

### Are you accelerating if you are traveling in a constant direction with constant speed and explain?

If you are traveling in a constant direction with constant speed there are no changes in velocity, so you are not accelerating.

### What is the acceleration of a ball that is traveling at a constant velocity of fifty miles and has been traveling for over 2 minutes?

If an object is traveling at a constant velocity, its acceleration is 0. Even if it traveled for 2 years.

### If an object is traveling at a constant velocity is it necessarily traveling in a straight line?

Answer: yes velocity because velocity is traveling in the same direction at the same speed so yes it is traveling in a straight line

### Can an object traveling at constant velocity have acceleration why?

If a velocity or speed is constant there isn't an acceleration. This is because the acceleration is the change in speed or velocity and if it's constant then there sn't a change.

### Can a body have constant velocity but changing speed?

No, not at all possible. But constant speed with changing velocity is possible.

### Is there an acceleration when an object traveling at constant velocity and why?

No. Acceleration is change of velocity / time. If there is no change in velocity, there is no acceleration.

### What accelerates while traveling at constant velocity?

An object in uniform circular motion undergoes constant acceleration but moves at constant "speed". Constant "velocity" means no acceleration.

### Compare velocity from acceleration?

Velocity is a constant traveling speed. Acceleration is increasing traveling speed (variation of speed over time)

### What is the net force on the different cars of a subway train that is traveling at constant velocity?

If anything is traveling at constant velocity, then the net force acting on it must be zero. +++ Strictly, it is travelling at constant speed, not velocity, because you have not specified the directions of the train and the retarding forces acting on it.

### Why is a car traveling at a constant speed in a circle always accelerating?

Because its velocity is changing all the time. The speed is constant, the velocity is not.

### What velocity vector will move you 200 miles east in 4 hours traveling at a constant speed?

Positive velocity will move you 200 miles east in 4 hours traveling at a constant speed.

### Can an object accelerate while maintaining a constant velocity?

No, The very definition of acceleration is a change in velocity. a=(v-v0)/t

### Are you accelerating if you are traveling at a constant speed with changing direction and Explain?

If you are traveling at a constant speed with changing direction there is a change in velocity, so you are accelerating.

### Are you accelerating if you are traveling in a constant direction with changing speed and explain?

If you are traveling in a constant direction with changing speed there is a change in velocity, so you are accelerating.

### How could an object accelerate while still traveling at a constant speed?

If an object was in a circular orbit under the influence of some centralizing force, such as gravity, or magnetism, or electro-static, or even strong nuclear or weak nuclear - then it has a constant speed (not velocity, angular velocity) and a radial acceleration equal to v2/r.

### Can an object have a constant spped and velocity at the same time?

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.

### Can a bus change direction of its velocity when traveling with constant acceleration?

Yes, if the acceleration is not colinear with the existing velocity.

### What is the acceleration of an object traveling at a constant velocity?

Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity, thus if velocity is constant then there is no change, and hence the acceleration would be zero. A =change in velocity/time A=0/anything = 0

### What defines a point at which an object will not accelerate any more?

Terminal velocity defines the point at which an object will no longer accelerate. When a falling object reaches terminal velocity, it will continue to fall at a constant speed.

### Can a body have a constant velocity and still be accelerating?

No. Acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity. If velocity is constant, then its rate of change is zero. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Another contributor obfuscated: If we were to get really picky with our vectors we could say that an object could have constant velocity in the x-y plane and still accelerate in the z-axis. Also a system of objects could have a net-velocity in 3-D space and still have a radial acceleration. A… Read More

### Is your speed is constant if you are traveling in a straight line with an acceleration of zero?

If your acceleration is zero, then yes, you are traveling at a constant speed. The path does not matter. Acceleration measures the change in velocity, so an acceleration of zero means that there is zero change in velocity and therefore the speed is constant.

### If you are traveling around a curve at a constant speed of 30 km is the veiocity change?

Yes, the velocity is changing. Velocity is a quantity composed of the speed and the direction of motion. Constant velocity means: Constant speed, in a straight line. If the direction is changing, then the velocity is changing, even if the speed is constant.

### What are the conditions for an object to stay at rest to keep moving at constant volocity to or more increasing velocity?

In order for an object to stay at rest it must have a constant velocity of zero. If the velocity increases, then the object will accelerate and will no longer be at rest.

### Can an object accelerate if its velocity is constant?

No. It is a matter of definition. Acceleration is defined as a change of velocity. Technically, one must distinguish between velocity and speed. Velocity is a vector and includes the information about the magnitude (speed)and direction. One can have a constant speed and an acceleration (as in circular motion) but, by definition, constant velocity means zero acceleration.

### Is it possible to have a changing velocity and a constant speed?

Yes it is possible to have a changing velocity at a constant speed. Velocity is defined as the rate of change of position therefore if the direction of the constant speed changes then that constitutes a changing velocity. For example driving in a circle means that the speed is constant but the direction changes as you drive :) Betlehem Semahge

### What are the conditions for an object to stay at rest to keep moving at constant velocity or the move with increasing velocity?

A body is moving at constant velocity including zero at Equilibrium Condition, No change of energy or zero force. With force a body can accelerate, move with increasing velocity.

### What is the acceleration of a ball that is traveling at a constant velocity of 50 meters per second and has been traveling for 2 minutes?

zero - it is constat velocity. so acceleration is zero 50 m/s2 Another : The acceleration is ZERO. Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity per unit time. If the ball is traveling a constant velocity over a two minute period, the acceleration would be zero since there is no change in velocity.

### What is an example of constant velocity with changing speed?

That isn't possible. You can have a constant speed and a changing velocity, but not the other way round.

### Is it possible for a body to have zero velocity but constant acceleration?

Yes. A body having zero velocity has a constant acceleration of zero.

### Is it possible for a body to have acceleration when with constant velocity?

No. The definition of acceleration is a change in velocity, i.e. speed and/or direction. So constant velocity means zero acceleration.

### Is it possible for a body to move in a circle with constant speed constant linear velocity?

No. The linear velocity can never be equal when speed is constant. This is because direction is changing and therefore linear velocity changes.

### How far can an airplane travel in 5 hours if it is traveling at a constant velocity of?

It will fly exactly .

### Is it possible to round a corner with constant velocity?

No. Since the direction changes, so will the velocity.

### Does a car traveling along a curved path at constant speed have a constant momentum?

No, the magnitude will be constant, but the direction of the momentum will change to reflect the direction of the velocity.

### Why is it that an object can accelerate while traveling at a constant speed but not at a constant velocity?

"Velocity" means a speed and the direction it's in. "Acceleration" means any change in velocity ... the speed, or the direction, or both. So ... -- If you keep going in the same direction but change your speed, then your velocity has changed, and that's called acceleration. -- If you keep going at the same speed but change your direction, then your velocity has changed, and that's called acceleration. -- If your speed changes and… Read More

### Can you be accelerating if you are traveling at constant speed?

Velocity is speed in a certain direction. You can keep speed the same, and if you change direction then you have changed velocity.

### Does everything need a force to move?

No force is required for an object to move with constant velocity, but you need a force to accelerate an object (make velocity increase or decrease).

### When A parachutist reaches it terminal speed?

The parachutist will no longer accelerate. They will just glide with constant velocity and enjoy the scenery.

### Why does an object traveling in a circular path at constant speed accelerate?

This can often be slightly confusing and this is a simplistic explaination. An object is said to accelerate when either the velocity, direction or both changes. As an object in orbit is constantly changing direction if not speed then it is said to be accelerating. Sometimes confused with a vector which has the properties of both direction and speed.

### Is it possible to have an acceleration with constant velocity?

No, the definition of acceleration is the increase change in velocity over time. An acceleration can also be a decrease in velocity over time. Constant velocity refers to an object that maintains the same velocity as time progresses. If the object has an acceleration, its velocity will not remain constant. In the case of rotational velocity there is a constant internal acceleration that has the magnitude v2/r

### Is it possible for a body to have acceleration when moving with constant velocity explain?

the question is very simple.no a body does not have acceleration when it is moving with constant velocity ,because a body posses acceleration when its velocity is not remain conserved or constant.yes if a body have constant speed it may have acceleration but not in case of constant velocity.

### Does a car traveling 20 mph on a curved exit ramp have a constant velocity?

No it does not because once you change direction you do not have a constant speed.

### It is possible for a body to have acceleration when moving with costant velocity and constant speed?

constant velocity means no acceleration. An object can be moving at constant speed, like a satellite in orbit, but its velocity is changing because direction is changing