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Q: Is a car that is speeding up acceleration?

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Acceleration is a change in velocity. Assuming a constant direction, if you're speeding up that is positive acceleration. If you are slowing down, that's negative acceleration. Either way you are accelerating.

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If a car is speeding up, it's initial speed is LOWER than it's final speed.

The car's acceleration is in forward direction.

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Speeding up.

No. Negative acceleration means that you are decreasing in acceleration, like braking a car. Therefore, you can't be speeding up because speed and acceleration are connected. You can't travel at a faster speed if you are braking.

speeding of car speeding of a free falling object.

false A car can have a negative acceleration and be speeding up. A negative acceleration determines the direction of the acceleration A car with forward acceleration will speed up in the forward direction A car moving forward with a negative acceleration will slow down A car not moving with a negative acceleration will speed up in the backward direction A car moving backward with a negative acceleration will speed up in the backward direction

the car could be traveling in a straight line and slowing down (negative acceleration), speeding up (positive acceleration) or maintaining constant speed (zero acceleration).

Positive acceleration = speeding up. Negative acceleration = slowing down.

Positive acceleration results in the object speeding up, such as a car going from 0mph to 30mph. Negative acceleration is the object decelerating, such as using the brake in a car.

Positive acceleration = speeding up. Negative acceleration = slowing down.

The process of speeding up

There is no acceleration. Because the car is in a straight line, it is moving neither to the left or to the right, making no acceleration. Because it is at a constant speed, not speeding up or slowing down, there is no acceleration there. Therefore, no acceleration

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