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# Can an object have zero velocity and nonzero acceleration at the same time? Give examples.

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Yes. For example, a rock thrown straight up in the air has a constant, nonzero acceleration due to gravity for its entire flight. However, at the highest point it momentarily has a zero velocity. A car, at the moment it starts moving from rest, has zero velocity and nonzero acceleration.

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