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- adj. Of or relating to motion or to kinematics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to kinematics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to kinematics.
- n. Same as kinematics.
- n. Also cinematic.
The change, which astronomers call the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (KSZ) effect, is so small that it has never been observed in a single galaxy cluster.
The X-rays scatter photons in the CMB, shifting its temperature in an effect known as the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect.
The term 'kinematic' is used when motion is considered abstractly without reference to force or mass.
"kinematic" or "geometric" too -- if that is what you were on the look out for.
Strictly speaking, that requires differential geometry, which is precisely the kinematic side of GR.
Bottom line is plasma physics in astronomical objects and their phenomena is important, but it is not the be all and end all, and furthermore is fairly minor compared to gravitational, evolutionary and kinematic behaviours that cause most observed phenomena.
In the end, the phenomena of gaseous shells around stars are produced as a consequence of dynamics and kinematic effects of the expanding shock waves.
Recognizing that this method itself required a foundation, Newton supplied it with one in the form of the doctrine of prime and ultimate ratios, a kinematic form of the theory of limits.
But Newton's exploitation of the kinematic conception went much deeper than had Barrow's.
In my humble opinion the closer a cosmology theory is to purely kinematic (with GR gravity of course) the more likely it is to be correct.