Answer to Question #7277 in Atomic and Nuclear Physics for Jackie robinson

Answer to Question #7277 in Atomic and Nuclear Physics for Jackie robinson

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Question #7277

if the asteroid is moving at a constant speed in its orbit,does this also mean it is moving at a constant velocity explain is the asteroid accelerating explain

Expert’s answer

Velocity is a vector, and a vector has direction. When asteroid is moving at a constant speed in its orbit, velocity vector’s direction is changing. It means that velocity is not a constant and asteroid will have normal acceleration.

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