Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

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.

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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.

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