Is uniformly accelerated motion uniform motion?

No, not at all. there is a major difference between both the motion. Let's try to understand:

1. Uniform motion$\rightarrow$ When a object completes its travel of equal distance in equal interval of time, this type of motion is known as uniform motion. Here is no change in the velocity of the travelling object in the uniform motion.

It can be calculated by the formula,  $\boxed{v=\frac{s}{t}}$

Here, $v\rightarrow$ velocity of the moving object

$s\rightarrow$ distance travelled by the moving object

$t\rightarrow$ time taken to complete the travel

2. Uniformly accelerated motion$\rightarrow$ When a moving object travels the same path with uniformly accelerated motion, it means that the velocity of the moving object is getting changed uniformly. Here, the moving object will not travel the equal distance in equal time interval.

It can be calculated by the equations of motion:

$v=u+at\ ......\ ( i)$

$s=ut+\frac{1}{2}at^2\ .....\ (ii)$

$v^2=u^2+2as\ .....\ (iii)$

Thus, it is clear that uniformly accelerated motion and uniform motion are different.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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