What is Motion?

Motion is the act of changing positions.

Types of Motion

There are four types of motion:                                                                                                        1. Linear Motion                                                                                                                                  2. Projectile Motion                                                                                                                                3. Circular Motion                                                                                                                                  4. Vibrational Motion

So let's get deeper!

Linear Motion

An object will naturally go in a straight line because of inertia unless a force makes it move.                                                                                                                                                    As an example, if a driver slams his/her brakes the passengers will be jolted forward.

Projectile Motion

When an object is pushed into the air at an angle.                                                                       If a ball is thrown up, it must come down. Most projectile motion objects do come down, however, some, such as a remote controlled helicopter, will not come down.

Circular Motion

Circular motion is a movement of an object along the circumference of a circle or rotation along a circular path.

Vibrational Motion

A molecular vibration occurs when atoms in a molecule are in periodic motion while the molecule as a whole has constant translational and rotational motion.


Speed is the rapidity of movement or action. The speed of you and I right now are probably very minimal, as you are sitting there looking at your computer.

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