There are many examples of linear motion in everyday life, such as when an athlete runs along a straight track. Linear motion is the most basic of all motions and is a common part of life. More »

Examples of reciprocating motion include a rack and pinion mechanism, a Scotch yoke mechanism and a traversing head shaper. These examples define this repetitive, up-and-down or back-and-forth linear motion. More »

Uniformly accelerating motion refers to a state of motion that accelerates at a constant rate in a single direction. Gravity is an example of uniform acceleration; an object in free fall accelerates at a constant 9.8 met... More »

Uniformly accelerating motion refers to a state of motion that accelerates at a constant rate in a single direction. Gravity is an example of uniform acceleration; an object in free fall accelerates at a constant 9.8 met... More »

Uniform linear motion is motion that occurs in one dimension of space at a constant speed and direction. It is a key principle of physics, directly related to Newton's first law. More »

Some examples of periodic motion include a bouncing basketball, a swinging tire swing, a metronome or a planet in its orbit. Periodic motion is a physics term meaning the repetition of the same motion in the same amount ... More »

Merry-go-rounds and carousels found at amusement parks are examples of mechanisms utilizing circular motion. Curves in roads and racetracks cause automobiles and their drivers to experience it. Artificial satellites and ... More »