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## What do you mean by describing motion?

motion is a change in position of an object over time. Motion is described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, and speed.MM. Darmaidayxx and 18 more users found this answer helpful.

**What are five ways motion can be described?**

What are five ways motion can be characterized? They can be characterized by position (location of an object), displacement (distance an object has moved), speed (the time rate displacement or object movement), velocity (the direction of the speed), and acceleration (rate of velocity change).

**How do you describe motion on a graph?**

If an object moves along a straight line, the distance travelled can be represented by a distance-time graph. In a distance-time graph, the gradient of the line is equal to the speed of the object. The greater the gradient (and the steeper the line) the faster the object is moving.

### How do you describe the motion of a car on a graph?

When graphs of the cars’ motion are plotted, the data points will produce nearly a straight line. This indicates that both time and distance are changing at a steady rate. The car is moving at a constant speed. The line with the steepest slope represents the car moving with the higher speed.

**How do you describe the motion of a graph?**

**What do motion graphs tell?**

The slope of a motion graph tells us the rate of change of the variable on the vertical axis, so we can understand velocity as the slope of the position vs. time graph.

## How do you describe motion on a position-time graph?

The principle is that the slope of the line on a position-time graph reveals useful information about the velocity of the object. If the velocity is changing, then the slope is changing (i.e., a curved line). If the velocity is positive, then the slope is positive (i.e., moving upwards and to the right).

**How would you describe the motion of the vehicle?**

The motion of a car can be described by measuring the distance and time to calculate the speed. The distance traveled is the change from one position to another relative to our frame of reference. This change in position is also called displacement.

**What is motion curve?**

Obviously, curved motion is motion along a path that is not straight. Therefore, an object following any type of curved motion will necessarily be changing its direction as it moves. So, if an object travels in a curved path, it changes velocity, and, thus, accelerates. This acceleration must be tied to a force.

### How can we describe the motion of an object?

An object’s motion depends on how it changes position. Motion can be described using speed, velocity, or acceleration. Speed is how fast an object moves. Velocity describes an object’s speed and the direction it moves. Also to know, how can the motion of an object be measured?

**What is the change in position of an object with time?**

Motion is change of location or position of an object with respect to time. Change in motion is the result of an applied force. Motion is typically described in terms of velocity also seen as speed, acceleration, displacement, and time. However, the motion of an object is only relative to the position of another object.

**What do you need to know about motion in science?**

Because motion is so common, it seems to be very simple. But in science, describing motion actually entails careful use of some definitions. This module provides you with scientific knowledge and skills necessary to describe motion along a straight path.

## How to describe the position of an object?

The position of an object can be described in many ways. You can use words, like what you did in Activity 1. You can also use visuals, like diagrams or graphs. Use the examples to explore how these help in providing accurate descriptions of positions of objects.