# How can you tell if a acceleration is constant on a position time graph?

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## How can you tell if a acceleration is constant on a position time graph?

Position-Time Graph for a Constant Acceleration When the acceleration of a function is constant, the slope of the velocity function is also constant, i.e. a ( t ) = d d t v = constant . a(t)=\dfrac{d}{dt}v = \text{constant}.

## What does constant acceleration look like on a position vs time graph?

it is clear that the acceleration is equal to the slope of the velocity versus time graph. Thus, if the acceleration is constant, the velocity versus time graph will necessarily be linear (the only type of graph with a constant slope).

## Which graph shows an object with constant acceleration?

A straight line is a curve with constant slope. Since slope is acceleration on a velocity-time graph, each of the objects represented on this graph is moving with a constant acceleration. Were the graphs curved, the acceleration would have been not constant.

## How is position related to time for an object that is accelerating?

If a function gives the position of something as a function of time, the first derivative gives its velocity, and the second derivative gives its acceleration. So, you differentiate position to get velocity, and you differentiate velocity to get acceleration.

## What kind of acceleration occurs when an object speeds up?

Positive acceleration

## What does it mean if an object has a positive velocity but a negative acceleration?

An object which moves in the positive direction has a positive velocity. If the object is slowing down then its acceleration vector is directed in the opposite direction as its motion (in this case, a negative acceleration).

## Can an object have a positive acceleration and slow down?

An object with negative acceleration could be speeding up, and an object with positive acceleration could be slowing down.

## Can something have positive velocity and negative acceleration?

For example, the velocity could be in the positive direction and the object slowing down or the velocity could be in the negative direction and the object speeding up. Both of these scenarios would result in a negative acceleration.

## Can an object have acceleration with zero velocity?

Answer: Yes, an object can have zero velocity and still be accelerating simultaneously. Let us consider an object moving in the forward direction.

## Is the object ever momentarily stopped IE is the velocity ever zero?

When you throw a ball upwards, at some point, it completely stops and then the very next instant, it starts to fall down. Even though it stopped, i.e the velocity is zero, the acceleration would be the acceleration due to gravity, 9.8 m/s.

## What happens to acceleration when velocity is 0?

Look back to the relationship I described above, acceleration is the change in velocity over time, not just the velocity over time. If acceleration is 0, the velocity is not changing. If the velocity is constant (0 acceleration) then the object will continue without slowing down or speeding up.

## Can an object have zero velocity and nonzero acceleration?

Yes. Anytime the velocity is constant, the acceleration is zero. For example, a car traveling at a constant 90 km/h in a straight line has nonzero velocity and zero acceleration. Its acceleration will change in magnitude and direction as the elevator starts and stops.

## Can a body have zero velocity and still acceleration give example?

Yes, a body with a velocity 0 can still accelerate. The simplest example is a body which is thrown up. At the peak point its velocity becomes 0 but still accelerates due to gravity.

## Can a body have constant speed and still have a varying velocity?

No, a body can not have its velocity constant, while its speed varies. Rather, it can have its speed constant and its velocity varying. For example in a uniform circular motion.

## Can a body have zero velocity and finite acceleration?

This acceleration is the gravitational acceleration. At that point the component of acceleration/gravitational acceleration works there. So, at the topmost point the velocity is zero but acceleration is not and has a finite value. Therefore, a body can have zero velocity and finite acceleration.

## Can a body have zero acceleration?

According to newton’s first law of motion, the acceleration of the body could be zero if there is no force acting on it. Acceleration in an object could be zero even when several forces acting on it. This happens when all the forces cancel out each other i.e the net force acting on the object is zero.

## Is it possible for a body moving on a circular track to have zero acceleration?

It is possible to move on a curved path with zero acceleration.

## Is zero acceleration possible?

For the most part velocity is not zero if an object is accelerating. If the velocity is constant however, the acceleration is zero (because the velocity isn’t changing over time). Although at an instant in time it is possible to have zero velocity whilst accelerating.

## At what point or position acceleration is maximum?

Acceleration has a different story. At the middle (x = 0), acceleration is zero. At the extreme ends, when a spring is at its maximum stretch or compress, the spring force is at its maximum magnitude, and therefore the acceleration it gives to the attached mass is maximum.

## What is an example of zero acceleration?

No acceleration means no change in velocity. For example an apple thrown in space. A photon has zero acceleration because it can’t be accelerated. All other examples of zero acceleration are where the “thing” is moving at a constant velocity relative to an inertial reference frame.

## At what point during its motion is the object’s acceleration zero?

At a projectile’s highest point, its velocity is zero. At a projectile’s highest point, its acceleration is zero.

## How do you know if acceleration is 0?

When acceleration is zero (that is, a = dv/dt = 0), rate of change of velocity is zero. That is, acceleration is zero when the velocity of the object is constant. Motion graphs represent the variations in distance, velocity and acceleration with time.

## What does it mean when an object has zero acceleration?

If the acceleration is zero, it means that the velocity is steady, not increasing or decreasing in magnitude. If the object has zero velocity and zero acceleration, it is stationary and not changing that stationary condition.

## When a body moves with zero acceleration the motion is called?

Answer: Uniform motion , covers equal distance in equal interval of time. there is no acceleration in uniform motion.

## What force is required to keep a body in uniform motion?

centripetal force

## What is the acceleration of a body moving with constant speed positive negative or zero?

It must be zero because a body is moving with a constant speed means a body is moving in a uniform motion and in uniform motion both speed and time are equal.

## What is acceleration of a moving body with constant velocity?

Acceleration is zero when the body is moving with a constant velocity. This is one of the newton’s laws.

## Does constant velocity mean no acceleration?

Traveling with a constant velocity means you’re going at the same speed in the same direction continuously. If you have a constant velocity, this means you have zero acceleration. If you travel with a constant acceleration, your velocity is always changing, but it’s changing by a consistent amount each second.

## Does a negative acceleration always mean an object is slowing down?

According to our principle, when an object is slowing down, the acceleration is in the opposite direction as the velocity. Thus, this object has a negative acceleration. In Example D, the object is moving in the negative direction (i.e., has a negative velocity) and is speeding up.

## When the body is moving with constant velocity Its acceleration is * 1 point?

Solution. If a body is moving with a constant velocity its acceleration is zero.

## When a body moves with zero acceleration then the motion is called?

The linear motion can be of two types: uniform linear motion with constant velocity or zero acceleration; and non-uniform linear motion with variable velocity or non-zero acceleration.

## What is the initial velocity when a body is about to move?

The initial velocity of a body moving along a straight line is 7m/s. Its has a uniform acceleration of 4m/s2.

## Can you assume final velocity is zero?

Of course an initial and final velocity can be zero, it is certainly true for something not moving over a period of time.

## What is the difference between initial and final velocity?

Initial velocity describes how fast an object travels when gravity first applies force on the object. On the other hand, the final velocity is a vector quantity that measures the speed and direction of a moving body after it has reached its maximum acceleration.

## How do you know if velocity is zero?

Well if an object starts from rest then it’s initial velocity would be zero however if it is already in motion then it does have an initial velocity of greater than zero.

## What is always the initial velocity?

Question: Initial velocity is always equal to zero.

## Is an object moving when velocity is zero?

An object’s velocity (a vector) does not change if and only if the net force acting on the object is zero. In other words, if there is no net force on an object, its speed and direction of motion do not change (including if it is at rest).

## Can average speed be zero?

The average velocity of a moving object can be zero in the case of a circular path as displacement will be zero but average speed cannot be zero for a moving object.

## Can an object move without force?

This, of course, is not true. In the absence of any forces, no force is required to keep an object moving. An object’s velocity will only remain constant in the absence of any forces or if the forces that act on it cancel each other out, i.e. the net force adds up to zero.

## What will cause an object to move?

For an object to move, there must be a force. A force is a push or pull that causes an object to move, change direction, change speed, or stop. Not all forces cause motion, however. Some forces, like gravity and friction, resist or work against movement.