# What is the direction of acceleration?

## What is the direction of acceleration?

Acceleration as a Vector Acceleration is therefore a change in either speed or direction, or both. Keep in mind that although acceleration is in the direction of the change in velocity, it is not always in the direction of motion. When an object slows down, its acceleration is opposite to the direction of its motion.

## What direction is acceleration in circular motion?

An object undergoing uniform circular motion is moving with a constant speed. Nonetheless, it is accelerating due to its change in direction. The direction of the acceleration is inwards.

## Why does changing direction cause acceleration?

As mentioned earlier in Lesson 1, an object moving in uniform circular motion is moving in a circle with a uniform or constant speed. The velocity vector is constant in magnitude but changing in direction. It is accelerating because the direction of the velocity vector is changing.

## Is it possible to have a negative value for acceleration?

According to our principle, when an object is slowing down, the acceleration is in the opposite direction as the velocity. Thus, this object has a negative acceleration. In Example D, the object is moving in the negative direction (i.e., has a negative velocity) and is speeding up.

## What is retardation give example?

Negative acceleration is called retardation. If the velocity of a body is decreasing with respect to time, the acceleration is said to be negative. Examples of retardation motion are: 1) Velocity of vehicle decreases when brake is applied.

## What is retardation and its SI unit?

Retardation can be defined as the decrease in the velocity per second. Since negative acceleration is retardation, its S.I. unit is the same as acceleration. i.e., metre per second square ms−2.

## What is retardation in physics class 11?

Retardation is nothing but a negative acceleration. The velocity of the body may either increase or decrease. The change in velocity is known as acceleration. If the velocity of the body increases, acceleration is said to be positive. Similarly, if the velocity decreases, the acceleration is said to be negative.

## Which quantity is retardation?

Retardation, or negative acceleration, having both magnitude and direction, is a vector quantity.

## How does retardation affect the speed?

Retardation is the acceleration which acts opposite to the direction of the motion of the body which causes decrease in the velocity of the moving body. Thus it slows down the moving body.

## Does a positive acceleration always mean an increase in speed?

If the speed is increasing, the car has positive acceleration. When the car slows down, the speed decreases. The decreasing speed is called negative acceleration. In both cases, the car is accelerating, but one acceleration is positive and one is negative.

## What is the difference between uniform acceleration and variable acceleration?

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Uniform acceleration Variable acceleration
Example- Motion of a body under gravity ( free fall of a body) Example- Motion of a vehicle on a hilly road

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