There are three basic types of motion: translational, rotational and oscillatory. Translational motion results in a change of location, rotational can occur in anything from a fan moving in a circle to the rotation of th... More »

The better-known forms of motion include rotary motion (turning round in a circle), linear motion (moving in a straight line), reciprocating motion (moving backward and forward in a straight line), oscillating motion (sw... More »

Translational and rotational motion, as well as bond stretching and bending, are the basic types of motion within molecules. Different molecules undergo different superpositions of the basic motions. More »

The four main types of motion are translational, oscillatory, reciprocating and rotational motion. Some mechanisms use one type of motion for input but another type entirely for output. More »

The energy associated with objects in motion is called kinetic energy. Any moving object has the potential to do work on something that it hits. Kinetic energy quantifies the amount of work the object could do as a resul... More »

In the study of physics, non-uniform motion occurs, when an object travels an unequal distance in an equal amount of time. An example would be a car that travels 30 miles during the first hour of a trip and 50 miles duri... More »

According to the Annenberg Learner, carousels work by maintaining a balance of motion and forces. They rely on the laws of motion, allowing all of the horses to move through a complete circle in the same amount of time. More »