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.