Definition of Kinematics

1. Noun. The branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass.

Generic synonyms: Mechanics



Definition of Kinematics

1. n. The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions.

Definition of Kinematics

1. Noun. (physics) The branch of mechanics concerned with objects in motion, but not with the forces involved. ¹

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Definition of Kinematics

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Medical Definition of Kinematics

1. The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions. Kinematics forms properly an introduction to mechanics, as involving the mathematical principles which are to be applied to its data of forces. Origin: Gr., motion, fr. To move. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Kinematics

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1. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"kinematics treats of the motion of bodies without considering the manner in which ... kinematics deals with the relation between distance, time, velocity, ..."

2. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"Mechanics is usually subdivided into kinematics and dynamics. kinematics treats of the characteristics of different kinds of motion, and of the modes of ..."

3. Theoretical Mechanics by Percey Franklyn Smith, William Raymond Longley (1910)
"CHAPTER II kinematics OF A POINT. RECTILINEAR MOTION That portion of ... The subject matter of dynamics is divided into two parts, kinematics and kinetics. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"(Consult Durley, 'kinematics of Machines,' 1903). Inversion does not change relative motions. The points (12), (23), (34) and (14) are the relative ..."

5. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1889)
"SEVERAL times in the course of the treatise on Mechanics allusion has been made to a division of the subject into two parts, kinematics and Dynamics proper. ..."

6. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"We shall not discuss in detail the elementary kinematics of a rigid body, and shall assume the'usual theorems regarding moments and products of inertia of ..."

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