# How can an object (e.g. car) have zero velocity and nonzero (+/-) acceleration?

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On top of this, how would this result in the object "speeding up?"

On top of this, how would this result in the object "speeding up?"

##### 1 Answer

Oct 30, 2016

Imagine a circle.

#### Explanation:

Recall the velocity is displacement divided by time. So when you are going around in a circle, like a race track, you can be speeding up the whole way through but when you reach exactly where you started, your instantaneous velocity is