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

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Q: If the instantaneous speed of an object remains constant can its instantaneous velocity change?
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If the instantaneous velocity of an object remains constand can its instantaneous speed change?

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

If the instantaneous velocity of an object is constant then so is acceleration.?

It does not make sense to say that the instantaneous velocity is constant. Instantaneous velocity by definition means that it is the velocity at a moment of time. If this is a question on some homework, just say no. The acceleration, or rate of change of the velocity, is not necessarily constant.

The velocity of an object can change even if the speed remains constant?

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

What happens to the velocity of an object even if the speed of an object remains constant?

Velocity can change even if speed is constant.

Can velocity change even if the speed remains constant?

Velocity is dependent on speed AND direction, therefore velocity will change if the direction is changed.

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.

What Is the difference between velocity and average velocity?

Velocity is an instantaneous measure. Mathematically, it is the limiting value of the change in the position vector divided by the change in time as the latter tends to zero. Over larger time periods, the average velocity is the total change in the position vector divided by the total change in time. If velocity is constant, the average velocity will be the same as the instantaneous velocity.

Can you have velocity without acceleration?

Yes. Acceleration is a change in velocity. With no acceleration, velocity remains constant, possibly at zero.

How is acceleration calcuated?

Dividing change of velocity by the time it takes to change the velocity. If acceleration is not constant, this will give you the average acceleration during the period; to get the instantaneous acceleration, you have to take the derivative of the velocity.

Can an object be accelerating if it has constant velocity?

No. The definition of acceleration is the change in an object's velocity over time. Acceleration must then be zero since velocity remains constant.

Name the physical quantity which remains constant during circular motion?

In a uniform circular motion,the magnitude of velocity remains constant,that is speed is constant,however due to change in direction in circular path constantly the motion is accelerated due to change in velocity.

What is instentaneous acceleration?

instantaneous acceleration is the instantaneous change of velocity with respect to time.

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