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Q: Can an object be accelerating if it has a constant speed?

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No. An object is accelerating if it is changing speed or direction of travel. Since the person in question is running at a constant speed in a straight line, they are not accelerating.

If no force acts on an object, its speed will remain constant.

An object that is moving at a constant speed.

In that case, the object is said to have achieved terminal speed.

The object continues in constant uniform motion ... in a straight line at a constant speed (which could be zero).

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An accelerating object is one that is changing in either speed or direction. Thus any object that is turning is accelerating while maintaining a constant speed.

Yes, it can. When an object has constant speed it has no acceleration.

In the case of circular motion - an object can have constant angular speed and experience constant linear acceleration.

An object with a constant (vector)velocity is not accelerating. An object with a constand (scalar)speed can actually be accelerating, a car with a constant speed that passes around a corner is changing direction and is subjected to a lateral acceleration.

Since acceleration involves a change in velocity, and object might be accelerating even though its speed is constant.

No. An object is accelerating if it is changing speed or direction of travel. Since the person in question is running at a constant speed in a straight line, they are not accelerating.

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

Changing, varying or accelerating

Not accelerating. It could be stationary or moving at a constant speed.

You can be accelerating and traveling at a constant speed if you change directions.

Yes. The simplest example is an object moving at a constant speed in a circle.

Yes. 'Acceleration' means either speed or direction is changing. If direction is changing,then there is acceleration, even if speed is constant.

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