If **the velocity of the particle changes at a constant** rate, then this rate is called the constant acceleration. … For example, if the velocity of a particle moving in a straight line changes uniformly (at a constant rate of change) from 2 m/s to 5 m/s over one second, then its constant acceleration is 3 m/s2.

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## What is the formula for constant acceleration?

The equation **v – = v 0 + v 2 v – = v 0 + v 2** reflects the fact that when acceleration is constant, v – is just the simple average of the initial and final velocities. Figure 3.18 illustrates this concept graphically. In part (a) of the figure, acceleration is constant, with velocity increasing at a constant rate.

## Is constant acceleration 0?

Constant acceleration means that **the acceleration does not change**. Some would say that if the acceleration is zero then the acceleration does not change and so one can say that the acceleration is constant.

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## Is constant acceleration equal to velocity?

Traveling with a constant velocity means you’re going at the same speed in the same direction continuously. If you have a constant velocity, this means you have **zero acceleration**. … If you travel with a constant acceleration, your velocity is always changing, but it’s changing by a consistent amount each second.

## What is example of constant acceleration?

Constant acceleration refers to motion where the speed increases by the same amount each second. The most notable and important example is **free fall**. When an object is thrown or dropped, it experiences a constant acceleration due to gravity, which has a constant value of approximately 10 meters per second squared.

## Does 0 velocity mean 0 acceleration?

For the **most part velocity is not zero if an object is accelerating**. … If the velocity is constant however, the acceleration is zero (because the velocity isn’t changing over time). Although at an instant in time it is possible to have zero velocity whilst accelerating.

## What happens if acceleration is constant?

The Meaning of Constant Acceleration

Sometimes **an accelerating object will change its velocity by the same amount each second**. … If an object is changing its velocity -whether by a constant amount or a varying amount – then it is an accelerating object. And an object with a constant velocity is not accelerating.

## What are the 3 constant acceleration equations?

- s = (u + v)t.
- s = ut + at.
- s = vt − at.

## What is the meaning of zero acceleration?

Zero acceleration is **an acceleration, just with zero magnitude**. Motion with constant velocity is just a special case of motion with uniform (i.e. zero) acceleration.

## What is the final velocity?

Initial velocity describes how fast an object travels when gravity first applies force on the object. On the other hand, the final velocity is **a vector quantity that measures the speed and direction of a moving body after it has reached its maximum acceleration**.

## What is the difference between acceleration and average acceleration?

Acceleration is defined as the **rate of change of velocity**. It is denoted by ‘a’ and is measured in the units of m/s^{2}. For a particular interval, the average acceleration is defined as the change in velocity for that particular interval. Unlike acceleration, the average acceleration is calculated for a given interval.

## What is the difference between acceleration and velocity?

Velocity describes how position changes; acceleration describes how velocity changes. Two layers of change!

## What causes constant acceleration?

Acceleration and velocity

Newton’s second law says that **when a constant force acts on a massive body**, it causes it to accelerate, i.e., to change its velocity, at a constant rate. In the simplest case, a force applied to an object at rest causes it to accelerate in the direction of the force.

## What does constant acceleration look like?

Constant acceleration means **a horizontal line for the acceleration graph**. … Constant acceleration = constant slope = straight line for the velocity graph. The area under the acceleration graph is the change in velocity.

## What is the velocity when acceleration is zero?

When acceleration is zero (that is, **a = dv/dt = 0**), rate of change of velocity is zero. That is, acceleration is zero when the velocity of the object is constant. Motion graphs represent the variations in distance, velocity and acceleration with time.