Difference b/w uniform motion and velocity

In summary, the conversation discusses the difference between uniform motion and uniform velocity. Uniform motion is defined as covering equal distance in equal intervals of time, while uniform velocity is defined as covering equal distances in equal time intervals, regardless of how small the interval may be. The speaker also mentions that in practice, these two concepts are essentially the same.
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Is there any real difference between uniform motion and uniform velocity? Am asking this question because the defination of the two concept are complicating.


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Uniform motion can be defined as a motion which covers equal distance in equal interval of time.http://physics.tutorvista.com/motion/uniform-motion.html while uniform velocity is defined as the velocity of a moving body where equal distances are covered in equal time interval, however small the time interval may be. So is there any real difference or are the two concept the same?
 
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The phrase 'uniform motion' is a bit loose. Better to think of constant velocity. (In practice, they are the same.) And think in terms of equal displacement per unit time, not just distance.
 

Related to Difference b/w uniform motion and velocity

1. What is the difference between uniform motion and velocity?

Uniform motion refers to the movement of an object at a constant speed and in a straight line, while velocity is a vector quantity that describes both the speed and direction of an object's motion. In other words, uniform motion only considers the speed of an object, while velocity takes into account both speed and direction.

2. How are uniform motion and velocity related?

Uniform motion is a type of velocity, as it describes the speed and direction of an object's motion. However, velocity can also describe non-uniform motion, where an object is changing its speed or direction.

3. Can an object have uniform motion but not a constant velocity?

No, an object cannot have uniform motion without having a constant velocity. This is because uniform motion requires both a constant speed and direction, which are both components of velocity.

4. How is uniform motion represented graphically?

Uniform motion is represented by a straight line on a distance-time graph. The slope of the line represents the speed of the object, while the line itself represents the constant motion in one direction.

5. What are some real-life examples of uniform motion?

Some examples of uniform motion include a car driving at a constant speed on a straight road, a plane flying at a constant altitude and direction, or a person walking at a steady pace in a straight line.

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