# Kinectic Energy

by icanletyougo
Tags: energy, kinectic
 P: 9 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Is it possible for an object to experience a net acceleration, yet maintain a constant kinetic energy? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I think no because the kinetic energy equation is KE = (0.5)mv^2, because KE is not change, so v will not change; therefore, it will have acceleration equal =0. But i'm not sure.
 Mentor P: 11,682 What type of motion has a constant acceleration yet never goes any faster? Hint: Think of something other than straight-line motion.
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 Quote by gneill What type of motion has a constant acceleration yet never goes any faster? Hint: Think of something other than straight-line motion.
circular motion?

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 Quote by icanletyougo circular motion?
Okay. What's your argument as to why this is so?
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 Quote by gneill What type of motion has a constant acceleration yet never goes any faster?
Will you consider centripetal acceleration constant. It keeps changing directions.
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 Quote by ashishsinghal Will you consider centripetal acceleration constant. It keeps changing directions.
True, but it's a constant magnitude and the kinetic energy does not change.

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