kinetic theory of heat
noun see kinetic theory

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  • kinetic theory of heat — noun a theory that the temperature of a body increases when kinetic energy increases • Hypernyms: ↑kinetic theory, ↑kinetic theory of gases * * * Physics. a theory that the temperature of a body is determined by the average kinetic energy of its… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kinetic theory of heat — kinetinė šilumos teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. kinetic theory of heat vok. kinetische Wärmetheorie, f rus. кинетическая теория теплоты, f pranc. théorie cinétique de la chaleur, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • kinetic theory of heat — Physics. a theory that the temperature of a body is determined by the average kinetic energy of its particles and that an inflow of heat increases this energy. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • kinetic theory of gases — noun (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion • Syn: ↑kinetic theory • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑scientific theory …   Useful english dictionary

  • kinetic theory of gases — Physics. a theory that the particles in a gas move freely and rapidly along straight lines but often collide, resulting in variations in their velocity and direction. Pressure is interpreted as arising from the impacts of these particles with the …   Universalium

  • kinetic theory — noun Date: 1864 either of two theories in physics based on the fact that the minute particles of a substance are in vigorous motion: a. a theory that the temperature of a substance increases with an increase in either the average kinetic energy… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kinetic theory — noun (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion • Syn: ↑kinetic theory of gases • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑scientific theory …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kinetic theory — [ temperature of an ideal monatomic gas is a measure related to the average kinetic energy of its atoms as they move. In this animation, the size of helium atoms relative to their spacing is shown to scale under 1950 atmospheres of pressure.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mechanical equivalent of heat — For other uses, see Conservation of energy. In the history of science, the mechanical equivalent of heat was a concept that had an important part in the development and acceptance of the conservation of energy and the establishment of the science …   Wikipedia

  • Le Sage's theory of gravitation — is the most common name for the kinetic theory of gravity originally proposed by Nicolas Fatio de Duillier in 1690 and later by Georges Louis Le Sage in 1748. The theory proposed a mechanical explanation for Newton s gravitational force in terms… …   Wikipedia

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