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# What are the four basic types of motion?

There are four basic types of motion in mechanical systems:
• Rotary motion is turning round in a circle, such as a wheel turning.
• Linear motion is moving in a straight line, such as on a paper trimmer.
• Reciprocating motion is moving backwards and forwards in a straight line, as in cutting with a saw.

Consequently, what are the changes in motion?

In physics, motion is a change in position of an object over time. Motion is described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, and speed.

What is it called when there is a change in motion?

Air resistance. The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion is called _____. Inertia.

What causes an object in motion to remain in motion?

Inertia and Mass. Newton's first law of motion states that "An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force." In fact, it is the natural tendency of objects to resist changes in their state of motion.