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Difference Between Uniform and Non Uniform Motion with Examples

difference between uniform and non uniform motionThe basic difference between uniform and nonuniform motion is that: In uniform motion, a body moves with a constant speed such as Motion of earth around the sun. While in non-uniform motion a body moves with a variable speed such as Horse running in the race.

Difference between uniform and non uniform motion with examples

 

Uniform motionNon Uniform motion
In Uniform motion, movement of a body is along the straight line with constant speed.In non uniform motion, movement of a body is along the straight line with variable speed.
In uniform motion, body covers equal distance in equal interval of time.In this type of motion, the body does not cover the equal distance in equal interval of time.
Speed of the object is similar to the actual speed.Speed of the object is different from the actual speed.
The graph between distance and time (distance-time) graph shows the straight line.The graph between distance and time (distance-time) graph shows the curved line.
This type of motion has zero acceleration.It has no zero acceleration.

 

Examples of uniform motion

  • Car going along a straight road at a constant speed
  •  The train going along the tracks at a constant speed
  • The movement of the fan
  • Vibrating spring in a sewing machine
  • Cooling fan running at a fixed speed

Examples of non uniform motion

  • The movement of an asteroid
  • Car coming to a halt
  • A bouncing ball
  • The train coming to its terminating sop
  • Dragging a box from a rough surface

Uniform Vs Non Uniform motion (video)

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