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Can different bodies have different velocity but have same acceleration

Yes, absolutely.  If I am in a 2000 kg car (including myself) and apply a force of 200 Newtons then I accelerate at 1 m/s.  It's the same for whatever speed I am going.

If you're moving in a car, for example, and you're moving at 20 m/s, but the car behind you is moving at 22 m/s and you apply your brakes at the same time then the car behind you will pull up on you as it slows down.

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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


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Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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