# How does the direction of acceleration compare with the direction of net force that produces it?

## Question:

How does the direction of acceleration compare with the direction of net force that produces it?

## Acceleration:

The acceleration is given as the rate of change of the velocity.

The acceleration is also given by the first equation of motion.

{eq}a = \dfrac{dv}{dt} {/eq}

The acceleration tends to change the velocity of the object.

## Answer and Explanation:

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When the several forces are acting on an object, their resultant is obtained by the vector sum of all the forces.

According to Newton's second law,

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Chapter 1 / Lesson 22
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In this lesson, we are going to learn about external forces and their effects on the body to which they are applied. We are also going to distinguish external forces from internal forces.