PhysicsMotions and Measurement of DistanceMotion and its Types – 2

Motion and its Types – 2

Table of Contents

  • Circular Motion Definition
  • Rotational Motion Definition
  • Circular Motion and Rotational Motion Difference
  • Summary
  • Did You Know?
  • What’s Next?

In our previous segment, we learned about motion and the first type of motion, which is

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    Rectilinear motion.

    In this segment, we will learn about the other types of motion – Circular motion and Rotational motion.

    What is Circular motion?

    The motion of an object along the circumference of a circle is a Circular motion. It can also be defined as the motion of an object moving in circles.

    An object tied to a rope and swirled in circles, satellites orbiting the Earth are some examples of circular motion.

    Car moving in circular motion

    What is Rotational motion?

    A body spinning about a fixed point is said to be in Rotational motion. This fixed point is called the Axis of rotation.

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