equation of motion


an equation describing the rate of change with time of the velocity of a body, a collection of particles, or a fluid.

Nearby words

  1. equant,
  2. equate,
  3. equation,
  4. equation division,
  5. equation movement,
  6. equation of state,
  7. equation of time,
  8. equation, chemical,
  9. equational,
  10. equational verb

Origin of equation of motion

First recorded in 1850–55

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