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Secondary I • 7mo.

Hi is the earth a good example for rectilinear motion ?

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    Team Alloprof • 7mo.

    Hello FunTurtle1315, 

    A rectilinear motion is a movement in a straight line at a constant speed. 

    Therefore, as mentioned by AnanasArtistique8469, I believe the Earth is an example of rectilinear motion. 

    Even though it is in French, here's a resource that you may find useful. 

    Hope it helps!

    Emilie

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    Grade 6 • 7mo.

    Hey FunTurtle,

    Good question!

    Yes it is because the earth rotates around the sun on its orbit in a line. The path is curved but the motion is straight along the path. Therefore it is categorized as rectilinear motion.

    Hope this explanation helps!

    Don't hesitate to contact the zone d'entraide if you have any questions. And don't forget to be passionate about science.

    Ananas Artistique