# Does constant acceleration mean velocity is zero?

## Does constant acceleration mean velocity is zero?

If acceleration is constant, then the velocity will change by a constant amount every second, in other words: velocity is NOT constant.

### Can a body moves with a constant acceleration but with zero velocity if yes why?

An object with a constant acceleration but zero velocity is not possible, because according to the definition of acceleration, acceleration is the rate of change in velocity. If an object is at zero velocity it does mean that it is at rest. So there is no change in velocity, hence no acceleration.

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

Yes, an object can have zero velocity and still be accelerating simultaneously. Now, suddenly a force acts on it and tries to accelerate the object in the reversed direction. While observing the object, you will find that the object will continue to move forward for some time and then stops instantly.

Can an object have acceleration but constant velocity?

An object cannot have acceleration but constant velocity. Acceleration is defined as change in velocity. So, either the magnitude or the direction of velocity has to change for acceleration to exist.

Can an object have constant non zero velocity and changing acceleration?

“An object has constant non-zero velocity and changing acceleration.” Not possible, acceleration is the change of velocity. For velocity to remain constant the acceleration must remain zero. If acceleration is changing it might be zero at some point, but will not remain zero, so the velocity will change.

## Can an object in motion have an acceleration of zero?

4) a) Can an object be moving when its acceleration is zero? Yes, an object that was set in motion in the past by some force, but that is no longer being acted on by a net force, is moving but with zero acceleration, i.e. it is moving at constant velocity.

### Can a object have zero velocity but still accelerate?

Object having zero velocity but still accelerating We all know that acceleration is rate of change of velocity. Thus according to this definition, if the velocity of the object is zero or constant, then its acceleration will be zero.

#### What happens to the velocity of an object thrown upwards?

An object thrown upwards has a constant acceleration but zero velocity at the maximum height. When an object is thrown upwards, the velocity at the highest point is zero while acceleration is equal to the acceleration due to gravity. Was this answer helpful?

Which is an example of acceleration due to gravity?

The word acceleration implies a change in the object’s velocity. One example of this is vertical particle projection. When an object is thrown upwards, the maximum height velocity of the body is zero, but the constant acceleration due to gravity is still working.

What happens to the velocity of a ball when it reaches the top?

When you through a ball upside and when it reaches the top it pauses for a moment. At this moment, the velocity is zero but the ball still has acceleration and that acceleration is due to acceleration due to gravity. Thus at the peak, the velocity is zero but the object is still accelerating. 2.