See under friction.
[ki-net-uh-siz-uh m, kahy-] /kɪˈnɛt əˌsɪz əm, kaɪ-/ noun 1. the quality or state of being . 2. .
noun, Physics. 1. the kinetic energy minus the potential energy in a system obeying the principle of conservation of energy. Symbol: L.
[ki-net-iks, kahy-] /kɪˈnɛt ɪks, kaɪ-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Physics. 1. the branch of mechanics that deals with the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses. /kɪˈnɛtɪks; kaɪ-/ noun (functioning as sing) 1. another name for dynamics (sense 2) 2. the branch of mechanics, including both dynamics and kinematics, […]
- Kinetic theory
noun 1. the kinetic theory, a theory of gases postulating that they consist of particles of negligible size moving at random and undergoing elastic collisions In full the kinetic theory of gases kinetic theory A fundamental theory of matter that explains physical properties in terms of the motion of atoms and molecules. In kinetic theory, […]