All the calculating machines and integrators considered so far have been kinematic.
Let us assume the hypothesis that it is possible to photograph a kinematic force in movement.
These combinations of pieces are known individually as kinematic pairs of elements, or briefly kinematic pairs.
kinematic pairs which have surface contact are classified as lower pairs.
kinematic pairs in which contact takes place along a line only are classified as higher pairs.
Then other conditions consequent upon the fact that the link forms part of a kinematic chain operate to enable b to be fixed.
A kinematic link of the simplest form is made by joining up the halves of two kinematic pairs by means of a rigid link.
By kinematic synthesis is meant the designing of a linkage to produce a given series of motions for a particular purpose.
kinematics kin·e·mat·ics (kĭn'ə-māt'ĭks)
The branch of mechanics dealing with the study of the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it.
The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass. Compare dynamics.