# Is the direction of the body’s velocity determined by the direction of the force acting on this body?

As follows from Newton’s second law, F = m * a, that is, the direction of the force determines the direction of acceleration. However, the direction of speed and acceleration may not coincide. This is because speed is a consequence of the forces that previously acted on the body. For example, by throwing a body upward, you impart a certain velocity to it, directed upward. However, in flight, gravity will act on the body, the acceleration of which is directed downward.

Therefore, the correct answer is: no, the direction of the body’s velocity is not determined by the direction of the force acting on this body.

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