Rectilinear motion - Normal component of acceleration is zero

Q.  When motion is _______, the normal component of acceleration is zero.
- Published on 18 Sep 15

a. curvilinear
b. rotational
c. rectilinear
d. translation

ANSWER: rectilinear


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 15 Dec 15
    - In rectilinear motion, the path traveled by a particle is a straight line.

    - The normal component of acceleration (aN) is zero when ρ is equal to infinity in the relation aN = (v2 / ρ).

    - The rectilinear motion is classified into two types such as:

    1) Uniform linear motion with constant velocity or zero acceleration
    2) Non uniform linear motion with variable velocity or non-zero acceleration.

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