kinematics definition

  • noun:
    • The branch of mechanics that studies the motion of a body or something of figures without consideration given to its size or perhaps the causes acting on it.
    • The branch of mechanics worried about items in motion, however using the forces involved.
    • The technology which treats of movements considered in by themselves, or apart from their reasons; the contrast and relation of movements.
    • That the main science of mechanics which treats of motion, its course, velocity, speed, structure, etc., without reference to size or even to constraints: opposed to dynamics.
    • The theory of technical contrivances for changing one type of motion into another, in terms of instance to make a piston-rod with a reciprocating movement communicate to a wheel a uniform rotation. Also called used kinematics.
    • the branch of mechanics worried about movement without reference to power or size

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