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Homework Help: What Do You Think?

  1. Sep 26, 2004 #1
    If the initial velocity of a object is zero but the acceleration is not zero, what is the object's motion like??
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2004 #2
    it seems like the object just started at rest...
     
  4. Sep 26, 2004 #3
    yeah i guess do you think it starts at rest but it experiences acceleration due to gravity????????? :'(
     
  5. Sep 26, 2004 #4
    does it say anything about external forces?
     
  6. Sep 26, 2004 #5
    No it doesnt but it jsut asking to describe the motion of the object
     
  7. Sep 26, 2004 #6
    i'd say if the acceleration is not zero that the object will continue to accelerate accroding to Newton's laws...
     
  8. Sep 26, 2004 #7
    yeah ......umm
     
  9. Sep 26, 2004 #8
    Thanks for your input sciencegirl
     
  10. Sep 26, 2004 #9

    HallsofIvy

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    Of course, you didn't say what the acceleration was: all you can really say is that the velocity changes!
     
  11. Sep 26, 2004 #10
    thanks hallsofivy
     
  12. Sep 26, 2004 #11
    i'd say that it would be like a car going from 0-? mph, etc.

    intial velocity is 0 but since the car is accelerating it will continue to accelerate...
     
  13. Sep 26, 2004 #12
    yeahh true
     
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