# Can acceleration be in the opposite direction of force?

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## Can acceleration be in the opposite direction of force?

Explanation: The net force can certainly be in the opposite direction to the velocity (an object decelerating) but as net force is the cause of acceleration, it cannot normally be in the opposite direction.

## What is the relationship between the direction of the force and the direction of the acceleration?

Newton’s second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.

What is direction of acceleration the same as?

When an object is speeding up, the acceleration is in the same direction as the velocity.

### Does the direction of acceleration change?

A change in direction constitutes a velocity change and therefore an acceleration.

### Can the direction of velocity be opposite to the direction of acceleration?

question_answer Answers(1) Answer: Yes, a body can have acceleration and velocity in opposite directions. Examples: A body thrown upwards vertically.

When something is accelerated what force acts opposite the acceleration?

4 Answers. It is due to an object’s inertia; which is a measure of how “hard” it is to accelerate. Since inertia acts to “dampen” acceleration, the resulting pseudo force acts in the opposite direct to acceleration.

## Is the direction of the net force always in the direction of motion?

The net force is always in the same direction as the acceleration. For objects moving in circles at constant speed, the net force is directed towards the center of the circle about which the object moves.

## Which law states that forces act with equal magnitude and in opposite direction?

Newton’s third law
Newton’s third law states that when two bodies interact, they apply forces to one another that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. The third law is also known as the law of action and reaction.

How would you relate force and acceleration?

Newton’s second law shows that there is a direct relationship between force and acceleration. The greater the force that is applied to an object of a given mass, the more the object will accelerate. For example, doubling the force on the object doubles its acceleration.

### How does acceleration change with direction?

Acceleration is a vector in the same direction as the change in velocity, Δv. Since velocity is a vector, it can change either in magnitude or in direction. Acceleration is therefore a change in either speed or direction, or both. When an object slows down, its acceleration is opposite to the direction of its motion.