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Homework Help: Acceleration, speed, velocity

  1. Jan 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    trying to figure if acceleration is affected by a constant speed

    True/False: If the speed of an object does not change, then its acceleration is zero.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I chose false since acceleration is defined by the rate of change of velocity a vector and not speed a scalar thus acceleration is affected by the quantity velocity not speed
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
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  3. Jan 21, 2014 #2


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    Your answer and reasoning behind the answer is correct.
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