I have noticed that authors in the literature sometimes divide characteristics of some phenomenon into "kinematics" and "dynamics".
I first encountered this in Jackson's E&M book, where, in section 7.3 of the third edition, he writes, on the reflection and refraction of waves at a plane interface:
- Kinematic properties: (a) Angle of reflection equals angle of incidence (b) Snell's law
- Dynamic properties (a) Intensities of reflected and refracted radiation (b) Phase changes and polarization
But this is by no means the only example. A quick Google search reveals "dynamic and kinematic viscosity," "kinematic and dynamic performance," "fully dynamic and kinematic voronoi diagrams," "kinematic and reduced-dynamic precise orbit determination," and many other occurrences of this distinction.