uniform motion


Definition of Uniform Motion

  • A body is said to be in Uniform Motion if it moves in a straight line at constant speed.

More about Uniform Motion

  • A body in uniform motion covers equal distance in equal intervals of time.
  • If a body moves in uniform motion with a constant speed v for time t, then the distance traveled s is given as s =

Examples of Uniform Motion

  • Planets move around the sun in uniform motion.
  • Suppose a bus travels at a constant speed of 73 miles per hour. Then this constant speed can be called as uniform motion.

Solved Example on Uniform Motion

Which of the graphs shows uniform motion?

Choices:
A. both the Graphs
B. Graph 1
C. Graph 2
D. neither
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: Graph 2 shows that the velocity is constant as the time passes on and hence, Graph 2 represents uniform motion.

Related Terms for Uniform Motion

  • Constant
  • Motion
  • Speed
  • Straight Line