trajectory

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trajectory

 [trah-jek´tah-re]
the movement of an object along a three-dimensional path, or of a projectile within an individual's body. 2. the course of a disease.

trajectory

Forensics
The path of a projectile through space, resulting from the forces acting on it—e.g., thrust, wind and gravity.
 
System dynamics
The solution to a dynamical system in forward and backward time, passing through a specified initial condition.
 
Theoretical medicine
The representation of the behaviour of a system in a state-space over a short period of time; a trajectory is one cycle on a phase-plane plot.

trajectory

the plotted path of an object through space.
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The program also focuses on projectile motion in other sports, including tennis and golf, and features a segment on the English Long Bow, in which a camera is placed at the end of the arrow and the arch is seen disappearing into the distance, Brown said.
Hooke says that he had written to Newton about planetary and projectile motion in 1679, after developing his own "system of the world" to explain natural phenomena.
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