What are some examples of the study of motion?

1 Answer
Jul 28, 2015

Here are three examples: a car motion on a straight line, a pendulum inside an elevator and water behaviour on a swirl.


  • A car moving along a sthraight line can be described through kinematic basic equations.
    For instance uniform rectilinear motion or uniformly accelerated rectilinear motion (a body moving along a straight line with constant speed or acceleration, respectively).
  • A pendulum inside an elevator can be described through Newton's second law (dynamics).
    Force on pendulum can be described as a combination of gravitational force and acceleration of elevator.
  • A water swirl obeys several equations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_mechanics#Navier.E2.80.93Stokes_equations) which describe how fluids move in certain environment, giving some initial or boundary conditions.