# Can a body have zero velocity and non-zero acceleration explain with an example?

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## Can a body have zero velocity and non-zero acceleration explain with an example?

Example. When the body is projected vertically up, at the highest point its speed becomes zero whereas it is accelerating downwards with g = 9.8 m/s2.

## What has zero velocity and nonzero acceleration?

Yes. For example, a rock thrown straight up in the air has a constant, nonzero acceleration due to gravity for its entire flight. However, at the highest point it momentarily has a zero velocity. A car, at the moment it starts moving from rest, has zero velocity and nonzero acceleration.

## What is the difference between zero velocity and zero acceleration?

For the most part velocity is not zero if an object is accelerating. Since acceleration is the change in velocity over time, there has to be a change in velocity for something to accelerate. If the velocity is constant however, the acceleration is zero (because the velocity isn’t changing over time).

## Can a body have zero speed but non zero velocity?

Answer: (a) True. When a body begins to fall freely under gravity, its speed is zero but it has non-zero acceleration of . Speed is the magnitude of velocity and the magnitude of non-zero velocity cannot be zero.

## Can a body have zero velocity but acceleration?

Yes when a body is projected upwards at a highest point its velocity is zero but the acceleration is equal to g the acceleration due the gravity.

## What is nonzero acceleration?

Mathematically, zero acceleration means no acceleration: velocity is not changing. So nonzero acceleration means non-stop acceleration: velocity is always changing. Rotation is considered a form of acceleration, and so is gravity. Free-fall (in a vacuum) is considered inertial.

## Can you have a zero velocity and non-zero average acceleration?

Yes, you can have a zero velocity and a nonzero acceleration.

## Can velocity be zero but not acceleration?

It is possible to have a non-zero value of acceleration when the velocity of a body is zero. At the highest point, the velocity of the ball becomes zero, after which it starts to fall down. At this point, the velocity of the ball is zero yet its acceleration is equal to g=9.8m/s2.

## What is a non zero velocity?

It is possible to have a non-zero value of acceleration when the velocity of a body is zero. At the point where the velocity becomes zero, only the instantaneous velocity of the body is zero, at any time before or after this time, the object has a non-zero velocity.

## What do you mean by zero acceleration?

Zero acceleration means an object’s velocity is not changing.

## How can velocity change?

An object can change velocity in a number of ways: it can slow down, it can speed up, or it can change direction. A change in speed, or a change in direction, or a change in both speed and direction means that the object has a change in velocity.

## What does constant acceleration mean?

Uniform or constant acceleration is a type of motion in which the velocity of an object changes by an equal amount in every equal time period. A frequently cited example of uniform acceleration is that of an object in free fall in a uniform gravitational field.

## What is the definition of constant acceleration?

Constant Acceleration, or Uniform Acceleration refers to the condition in which the velocity of an object changes by a constant magnitude over a fixed or unit interval of time. Calculus wise: Acceleration, if the velocity is a function of displacement, is never constant.