College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 2 - Kinematics: Description of Motion - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 59: 7


No, there is no relation between fast motion and high acceleration. Fast motion is because of fast change in position with time whereas fast acceleration is because of fast change in velocity with time.

Work Step by Step

Satellites move at very fast speed around earth but it is not necessary that their acceleration be large. However, a racing car initially has a very high acceleration but its speed is very less as compared to that of the satellite.
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