• WordNet 3.6
    • n kinetics the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n kinetics (Physics) See Dynamics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kinetics That branch of the science of dynamics which treats of forces causing or changing the motion in bodies or of the circumstances of actual motion: opposed to statics, and synonymous with dynamics in one of the senses of that word. See dynamics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kinetics ki-net′iks the science which treats of the action of force in producing or changing motion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kinētikoskinein, to move.


In literature:

He was still optimistic, but it was a less kinetic, a more thoughtful optimism.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
At first his thoughts were kinetic, of deeds and not relationships.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
Kinetic atoms led only to motion; never to direction or progress.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
What acrostic upon the abbreviation of his first name had he (kinetic poet) sent to Miss Marion (Molly) Tweedy on the 14 February 1888?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Such kinetic configurations we cannot consider to be matter.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The first of these axioms, forming the fifth axiom of congruence, will be called the axiom of 'kinetic symmetry.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
He wrote to her of kinetics and atoms as if she had been a fellow-student.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Energy is recognised in two forms, kinetic and potential.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Their kinetic impulse is rather considerable!
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
His handling of these will be at once more vital and more kinetic, more comprehensive and unified.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
As the most vital fact of modern life it is a kinetic force.
"Socialism: Positive and Negative" by Robert Rives La Monte
That's not simply mechanical or kinetic, like TK.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
There is also a chemico-vital, kinetic, or magnetic body, diffused through and inter-penetrating all the rest.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
I still remember that the spinning of a top is a case of Kinetic Stability.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Active energy is called kinetic (moving) energy, and the sum of these two energies is a constant quantity.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
At intermediate positions the energy is partly kinetic and partly potential.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Energy is described by physicists as kinetic and potential.
"Oscar Wilde" by Arthur Ransome
Ecstasy sets in; the kinetic ecstasy of a spinning-top.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Not even the heaviest thunder showers seem to debilitate their kinetic ardour.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

In news:

"Weird" Al Yankovic makes brilliant use of kinetic typography to ask, beg, plead everyone he knows to stop forwarding email crap to him.
Memorial Day weekend may have come and gone, and with it our world famous Kinetic Race, but the Kinetic kontroversy that surfaced before and during the race just took another major turn.
In March, the Arts Academy visual arts division welcomes renowned kinetic sculpture artist, Arthur Ganson.
A Gift From a Father to a Son: Theo Jansen's Kinetic Sculptures.
L ike a plant that opens its petals to collect dew, the Blooming Tower by Mekene Architecture responds to environmental changes with a kinetic facade that opens and closes throughout the day.
Kinetic 's 1/48 scale Grumman Prowler features folded wings, a first for an Intruder or Prowler kit.
Novak's flagship speed control, the Kinetic can be fine tuned via the NovaLink™, which also provides the latest firmware for your ESC.
With the Programming Interface, racers can adjust and fine-tune their Kinetic 's parameters to their exact specifications.
Bright, Shiny and Kinetic .
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)— Kinetic Trainers by Kurt has hired Wes Dornseif as its new inside sales representative.
All hail Emma Breacain, aka Emma the Emchantress, crowned queen of the Kinetic Sculpture Race at a ceremony Friday night.
Kinetic , the outdoor media agency, has launched a healthcare practice.
Electrolux Kelvinator to Ink Deal with Kinetic Arm Sep 7, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Indian home appliances firm Electrolux Kelvinator Ltd (EKL) is set to enter into a nationwide tie-up with Kinetic Engineering Ltd.'s direct selling arm, Kinetic Marketing & Services (KMS).
Kinetic Models for Microbial Survival During Processing.

In science:

We focus on the nearest-neighbor case, denoted by the subscript hij i. A kinetic version of the RBIM is obtained by associating Glauber spin-flip kinetics (Si → −Si ) or Kawasaki spin-exchange kinetics (Si ↔ Sj ) with the Hamiltonian in Eq. (1).
Domain Growth in Random Magnets
The “localized” Lagrangian also contains a gauge invariant kinetic term for Φ and gauge invariant kinetic terms for the fermionic ghost fields.
An equivalence of two mass generation mechanisms for gauge fields
If collisions with protons are the dominant factor in determining the relative population of the J = 0 and J = 1 levels though, then T01 should represent the proton kinetic temperature and thus the kinetic temperature of the gas in general (Savage et al. 1977).
H3+ in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds: a Tracer for the Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate
Behavior of β ’s coefficients of benzene for different values of the kinetic energy cut-off. (b) The asymptotic values β∞ plotted as a function of the kinetic energy cut-off; the figure shows that they can be connected by a straight line with slope of about 0.5.
Turbo charging time-dependent density-functional theory with Lanczos chains
This can be understood from the fact that, in the log-Poisson model, the available kinetic energy in the most intermittent structures for dissipation is assumed to be the kinetic energy at the integral scale (see Appendix A).
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
The system is still kinetic in that there is a passive cascade of a kinetic invariant.
The theory of gyrokinetic turbulence: A multiple-scales approach
Type 3 singularities are due to the kinetic energy only, and occur at the nodal surface due to the presence of ψ in the denominator of the expression for the local kinetic energy.
Heavy-tailed random error in quantum Monte Carlo
Accordingly, the stationary states are supported on level surfaces of a renormalized kinetic energy function, determined by a nonlinear fixed point equation. A derivation of non-stationary solutions in this kinetic scaling limit is an interesting open problem.
Boltzmann limit for a homogenous Fermi gas with dynamical Hartree-Fock interactions in a random medium
Here, we anticipate the conservation of kinetic energy in the collision processes, which will emerge in the kinetic scaling limit.
Boltzmann limit for a homogenous Fermi gas with dynamical Hartree-Fock interactions in a random medium
For protein-like non-native interactions, our model finds that the native state is a kinetic hub, connecting the strength of relevant interactions directly to the nature of folding kinetics.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
A small fraction of the energy release Qβ appears as the recoil kinetic energy of the daughter nucleus, but the remainder appears as the kinetic energy of electron and of neutrino.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity
Figure 3: The middle curve shows the energy, in units of kinetic energy without insertions in hole lines, i.e. only kinetic energy in the propagators.
Spin 1/2 Fermions in the Unitary Limit.III
D is the excess local kinetic energy density due to Pauli repulsion and Dh is the Thomas–Fermi kinetic energy density.
A Systematic Study of Electronic Structure from Graphene to Graphane
If the kinetic energy o f a part icle in (7.5) is small, the quantum motion nonlocality energy may exceed its kinetic energy, which is observed at field emission .
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
We found that these velocity kicks could be precisely predicted by setting the energy available for repulsion equal to the total kinetic energy of the interacting system minus the kinetic energy of the non–interacting system.
Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers