# Motion

## Motion

Motion is the acceleration, displacement, or velocity of an object relative to a given frame of reference. There are four basic types of motion with each one moving different than the other. There is a you could say a fifth called irregular motion.

### Types of Motion

**Linear motion**is anything that moves in a straight line.**Oscillator motion**moves repeatedly back and forth.**Rotary motion**is anything that moves in a circle.**Reciprocating motion**moves backwards and forwards in a straight line.**Irregular motion**is any motion that has no fixed pattern.

## Linear Motion

### Linear Motion Formula

\(x = \bar {v} t \) \( position \;=\; average \; velocity \;\;x\;\; time \)

Where:

\(x\) = position (linear motion)

\(\bar {v} \) = averave velocity

\(t\) = time

## Rotational Motion

### Rotational Motion Formula

\(\theta = \bar {\omega} t \) \( angular \; position \;=\; average \; angular \; velocity \;\;x\;\; time \)

Where:

\(\theta\) (Greek symbol theta) = angular position (rotational motion)

\(\bar {\omega} \) (Greek symbol omega) = averave angular velocity

\(t\) = time

Tags: Equations for Motion