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Motion is a fundamental aspect of our daily lives. We will explore the folowing four types of motions:
Rectilinear motion refers to the movement of an object in a straight line. This type of motion is characterized by a change in position of an object with respect to its surroundings. An example of translational motion is the movement of a car on a straight road. The car's position changes as it moves forward, and the direction of the motion is defined by its velocity vector.
Circular motion refers to the motion of an object in a circular path. This type of motion is characterized by the object's velocity, which is directed tangentially to the circular path. An example of circular motion is the motion of a satellite around the earth. In circular motion, the object moves in a circular path, and its velocity changes as it moves. Click to see details of circular motion.
Periodic motion is a type of motion that repeats over time. This type of motion is characterized by a set of parameters, including amplitude, period, and phase, which determine the shape and behavior of the motion. An example of periodic motion is the swinging of a pendulum. Another example is motion of an object attached to a spring.
Rotational motion refers to the motion of an object about an axis. This type of motion is characterized by the object's angular velocity, which determines the rate at which the object rotates. An example of rotational motion is the spinning of a bicycle wheel.
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