Motion is the acceleration, displacement, or velocity (English unit \(ft\), Metric unit \(m\)) 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 fifth called irregular motion which does not actually count as one.
- Linear motion is anything that moves in a straight line.
- Oscillating motion (simple harmonic 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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