What Is Rectilinear Motion Example?

Any motion in which objects take a straight path is known as a rectilinear motion. Following are the many examples of rectilinear motion in our daily lives.

  1. People riding an elevator within a building are in rectilinear motion. 
  2. The hot water that falls into the coffee cup from a coffee vending machine is in rectilinear motion.
  3. Bowling balls within a lane is in rectilinear motion.
  4. Planes in the sky that move in a straight line is in rectilinear motion.
  5. A ball rolling down an inclined plane is considered to be in rectilinear motion.
  6. Skateboarders going down an inclined path are in rectilinear motion.

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