If we throw a ball with initial velocity v0, is there a force?

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If we throw a ball with initial velocity v0, and the ball progresses in a projectile motion, ignoring air resistance, will there be a force in the x direction? If so, what is that force in the x direction's value mathematically? I know there is a force in the y direction due to gravity.
 

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No force exists in the x direction, as the value of v0x remains the same during the flight (no acceleration).
 
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If we throw a ball with initial velocity v0, and the ball progresses in a projectile motion, ignoring air resistance, will there be a force in the x direction? If so, what is that force in the x direction's value mathematically?
More critically, what would be the direction of such a force?
 
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If we throw a ball with initial velocity v0
That's not much of a "throw". You are just releasing the ball, which will fall straight down.
 

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