Class 6 Physics Motion and Measurement of Distance Types of Motion

Types of Motion

Motion is classified into various types based on the path they follow.

  • Rectilinear Motion – This is a motion where objects move along a straight line. Examples march past of soldiers, sprinters in race, falling stones etc.
  • Circular Motion - This is a motion where objects move along a circular path. Examples hands of a clock, blades of a fan, rotation of earth around the sun etc.A type of circular motion where an object spins on its own axis, it is called rotational motion. Example rolling ball, spinning top etc.
  • Periodic Motion – This is a type of motion where the object repeats its motion after a fixed interval of time. Examples pendulum of a clock, motion of child on a swing etc.

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