Kinematics is the branch o classical mechanics which describes the motion o pynts, bodies (objects) an seestems o bodies (groups o objects) wioot consideration o the causes o motion.[1][2][3] The term is the Inglis version o A.M. Ampère's cinématique,[4] which he constructit frae the Greek κίνημα, kinema (movement, motion), derived frae κινεῖν, kinein (tae move).[5][6]


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