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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Explain whether the following particles do or do not have an acceleration: (a) a particle moving in a straight line with constant speed and (b) a particle moving around a curve with constant speed.

(a)

To determine
If a particle moving in a straight line with constant speed can have acceleration.

Explanation

Acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity. The change in velocity can be either in its magnitude or in its direction. A motion where the speed or the direction of motion is changing is said to have acceleration...

(b)

To determine
If a particle moving around a curve with constant speed has acceleration.

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