When an object moves, stops moving, changes speed, or changes direction, how do scientists describe that condition?



4 years ago Comment

Drop "moves" from the list for a moment.

You can also drop "stops moving", because that's included in "changes speed"
(from something to zero).

When an object changes speed or changes direction, that's called "acceleration".

I dropped the first one from the list, because an object can be moving,
and as long as it's speed is constant and it's moving in a straight line,
there's no acceleration.

I think you meant to say "starts moving". That's a change of speed (from zero
to something), so it's also acceleration.