Give definition and example of translational motion.

Motion can either be translational, rotational, oscillatory or just random. It would be translational if there is a change in place, oscillatory when it’s moving between the two points to and fro and rotational if the body is spinning. Many illustrations we see in our daily life like a boy kicks a ball, a bullet fired from the gun, a sportsman throwing the shot put. These show the translational motion. Here in these actions, the movement of object shifts from one point to another. The translational motion may take place along the body even in the curved path or straight path. Let’s see more about translational motion on this page.

Bullet fired from gun goes into the apple showing translational motion

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