Oscillatory motion is periodic motion. Is this statement is true? Justify

Periodic Motion:
A motion of the body that repeats itself after regular intervals of time is called periodic motion
Example - the motion of all planets around the sun.

Oscillatory motion:
The motion of a body is said to be oscillatory if it moves to and fro about a fixed point after a regular interval of time. Oscillatory motion is also called vibratory motion
Example - the motion of Bob of a simple pendulum

Every oscillatory motion is periodic motion but every periodic motion is not oscillatory.

So, the given statement is true.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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