curvilinear motion

curvilinear motion

[′kər·və′lin·ē·ər ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
Motion along a curved path.
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Unless you need the curvilinear motion, you could be better off with frequency drives," says Preusse.
1, from an empirical viewpoint it is irrelevant whether one considers just rectilinear or curvilinear motion as an effect of inertia, since no experiment can be devised to prove that in the case of a freely moving particle.
I show how power extends the law of inertia to include curvilinear motion and I also show that the law of action-reaction can be expressed in terms of the mutual time rate of change of kinetic energies instead of mutual forces.
E[acute accent]--MOVE IT Kinematic Calculator: This mounting interference calculator aids reflector design by calculating the interference created between an aiming screw and the curvilinear motion of its mating boss.
De Gandt points out how Newton developed a plethora of geometrical techniques to analyze vanishing quantities ("ultimate ratios," Newton called them), which is essential to the physics of curvilinear motions.