- the branch of mechanics that deals with the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses.
Origin of kinetics
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Related Wordsact, gesture, passage, stream, agitation, fluctuation, move, sweep, sign, tendency, oscillation, gesticulation, travel, mobility, progress, stir, inclination, direction, wavering, drift
Examples from the Web for kinetics
The most important conception in kinetics is that of “inertia.”
He wrote to her of kinetics and atoms as if she had been a fellow-student.Franklin Kane
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Kinetics, ki-net′iks, n. the science which treats of the action of force in producing or changing motion.
Dynamics, or kinetics, which treats of simple motion as an effect of the action of forces.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine
Robert H. Thurston
We follow also the traditional practice of dealing first with statics and then with kinetics.
- another name for dynamics (def. 2)
- the branch of mechanics, including both dynamics and kinematics, concerned with the study of bodies in motion
- the branch of dynamics that excludes the study of bodies at rest
- the branch of chemistry concerned with the rates of chemical reactions
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Word Origin and History for kinetics
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- The branch of mechanics concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of a body or system of bodies, especially of forces that do not originate within the system itself.dynamics
- The branch of chemistry concerned with the rates of change in the concentration of reactants in a chemical reaction.
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- See dynamics.
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