Motion in straight line
sri last edited by
answer=(1)..why not second as if velocity is zero then accn. Should also be zero as acc.=velocity/time
Sarthak Basak last edited by
It is possible to have zero speed while accelerating, but only for an instant. This situation happens frequently. Acceleration is the rate at which an object's speed and direction are changing with time, so whenever an object passes through zero speed as it reverses directions it has a non-zero acceleration but a speed of zero.
The simplest example is a ball thrown directly upward. After it leaves your hand, the ball rises to a peak height and then begins to descend. Throughout its flight, the only force on the ball is that of gravity, which pulls it steadily downward. But eventually the ball's downward acceleration slows the ball to a full stop, after which the ball begin to descend. In that brief instant between ascending and descending, the ball is motionless. It's still accelerating downward during that motionless instant, but its speed is zero.
So for zero instantaneous speed acceleration may be non zero