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# The velocity of an object can what if the speed of an object remains constant?

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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.

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

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.

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

Yes. Velocity is speed and direction so it can change velocity by changing direction.

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.

Velocity is a vector quantity in which both magnitude and direction must be taken into consideration. For an object to have constant velocity, it is necessary that both the magnitude and the direction of the velocity must be constant. Even if either magnitude or direction is variable, velocity will not remain constant. 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.

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

If speed does not change then the object is moving with constant speed. when object moves in a circle its speed does not remains constant. Speed of object remains constant only if it moves along linear path.

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.

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.

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.

Velocity (meaning both speed and direction) remains constant (even if it is zero)

If the sum of all forces on an object is zero, then the object remains in constant velocity. Constant velocity means motion in a straight line at a constant speed. "Rest" is just constant velocity with a speed of zero. If the sum of all forces on an object is NOT zero, then the object's velocity must change. The change may consist of speeding up, slowing down, or turning in a different direction. If the sum of the forces is in the same direction as the object's motion, then the object must speed up.

When net force on an unconstrained object changes, the object's acceleration, velocity, position, and possibly speed and shape all change. Its mass remains constant.

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.

No. Velocity is the combination of speed and direction. If it is constant, then both the speed and direction are constant. On the other hand, velocity can vary even is speed is constant, since the direction can change.

The definition of acceleration is: Any change of velocity, that is, speed or direction of motion. If an object is undergoing constant acceleration, then the definition says that its velocity must be changing.

Yes. A typical case is when an object moves at a constant speed in a circle.

During uniform circular motion, the velocity of any object is continuously increasing even though its speed its continuous. The velocity of an object is dependent on both its speed and direction. The direction of the body is constantly changing but its magnitude ( or speed) is not at all changing.

No. Acceleration is any change of velocity.But its speed can be constant.

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.

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