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kin·e·mat·ics

 (kĭn′ə-măt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of mechanics that studies the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it.

[From Greek kīnēma, kīnēmat-, motion, from kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

kin′e·mat′ic, kin′e·mat′i·cal adj.
kin′e·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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To start with, an upgraded version of Kauffman's simulated experiment can be carried out whereby the motion of interacting molecules is resolved into kinematic and free states.
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At the Lisfranc level, the HH marker set overestimated ankle angles after about 15[degrees] dorsiflexion and more accurate kinematic data was achieved with the RE marker set.
This study specifically investigates the characteristics of this bow echo system (mesoscale and synoptic) during its passage near Columbus, MS, with special attention given to the kinematic structure and evolution of the system.
It is capable of moving whole car bodies unaided, which was only possible before with at least two robots or by using kinematic systems for heavy loads.
Drawing on research he has conducted since the late 1970s, mechanical and manufacturing engineer Radzevich discusses the modern theory of surface generation, focusing on the kinematic geometry of surface machining on a multi-axis numerical control machine.
Main Outcome Measures: Synchronized three-dimensional kinematic data were collected at 20-minute increments to assess the effect of the FKB on select lower extremity joint kinematics.
It also provides computational software to generate robotics equations for kinematic analysis of robot arms and assist with solving the inverse kinematics of most robot arms.
But despite Trimble's early successes with its pacesetting high-end AgGPS Autopilot Real Time Kinematic (RTK) autosteering systems, company management noticed a buildup of potential competitive pressures--particularly from low-end products--in late 2003.
Gay figures that by understanding more about how balls spin off a punter's foot, or the kinematic aspects of motion, speed and timing in the West Coast offense (which Nebraska players still can't seem to master), a team might rack up six more points every third year.
The Genius 500 single-spindle CNC production module combines the acceleration of linear drives with the improved stiffness and rigidity of a parallel kinematic construction for X and Y axes.
The instrument uses air bearings, laser interferometers, and kinematic mounts to measure ball bars.