quantity of motion


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quantity of motion

The size or magnitude of motion available for active use, which is determined based on anatomic or geometric assessment of the assessment of the joint
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On this account, the creation and annihilation of the universe (thus the total quantity of motion going from zero in the mind of God to a positive value, and thereafter returning to zero) at the times ordained for it is not incompatible with the immutability of God's will.
Again, for Descartes, unlike Aquinas, there cannot be a range of possible numerical values of the total quantity of motion in the divine mind, from which God then actualizes one value at a given time according to the order of God's providential wisdom.
Along these lines, in a similar way to the link between the Newtonian force and momentum, the former being the time rate of change of the latter, I argue that vis viva is actually a quantity of motion and power, its time rate of change, is the cause of motion.
I argued that kinetic energy can be defined as a quantity of motion and its time derivative as the cause of motion, in a similar way to the Newtonian force being the time derivative of momentum and a postulated cause of motion.
This identifies only abnormalities in the quantity of motion, and only that of angular rotation about a coronal axis.