# What Causes A Moving Object To Change Direction?

A force can speed up or slow down an object. A force can change the direction in which an object is moving. A bigger force on an object will produce a bigger change in the motion. A heavier object requires a larger force than a lighter object in order to undergo the same change in motion.

## Is speed a change in position?

A change in position over time is called speed.

## When a force causes an object to move in the direction of the force?

In science, work is defined as the action that results when a force causes an object to move in the direction of the force.

## Is speed and position the same?

We can look at an objects motion by looking at an objects change in position. The position can be measured as the distance an object has traveled from it's original starting spot. Speed is how fast an objects position is changing with time at any moment.

## What is an example of a force that causes an object to change direction?

When a ball hits against a wall, it bounces back in the opposite direction. So the force exerted by the wall on the ball changes its direction of motion.

## What can cause a moving object to change direction?

A force can speed up or slow down an object. A force can change the direction in which an object is moving. A bigger force on an object will produce a bigger change in the motion. A heavier object requires a larger force than a lighter object in order to undergo the same change in motion.

## Is speed the slope of position?

Slope Equals Velocity The position of the object is not changing. The steeper the line is, the greater the slope of the line is and the faster the object's motion is changing.

## What is speed on a position graph?

The slope of a distance-time graph represents speed. The steeper the slope is, the faster the speed. Average speed can be calculated from a distance-time graph as the change in distance divided by the corresponding change in time.

## How can force change the direction of a moving object?

- A batsman hitting a ball in a different direction. - Turning the steering wheel of a car. - A ball thrown upwards changes its direction towards the ground. - Object hitting the ground after rolling down an inclined plane.

## What causes an object to change position speed or direction?

An unbalanced force causes the object on which it is acting to accelerate, changing its position, speed, or direction due to equal forces on opposite sides. An unbalanced force causes the object on which it is acting to accelerate, changing its position, speed, or direction due to unequal forces on the same side.