Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion


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Which of the following is a correct definition of rotational motion?

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1. Which of the following is the rotational version of Newton's 1st Law?

2. Which of the following is NOT a rotational quantity used in physics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining how objects can move is the subject of this quiz and worksheet. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the definition of rotational motion as well as knowing the rotational version of Newton's 1st Law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on:

  • Physics' rotational quantities
  • Effects of friction and resistance to a spinning top
  • Spin of an ice-skater

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related types of motion lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the rotational version of Newton's 1st Law and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what happens when an ice-skater moves in her arms

Additional Learning

You can review the corresponding lesson called Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion to find out more. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what translational motion is
  • Know the rotational quantities involved in an object's motion
  • Identify how Newton's 1st Law can be applied to objects in motion
  • Appreciate what rotational motion explains in everyday life